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The Resource Lives of the Attic orators : texts from Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda, introduction and commentary by Joseph Roisman and Ian Worthington ; translation by Robin Waterfield

Lives of the Attic orators : texts from Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda, introduction and commentary by Joseph Roisman and Ian Worthington ; translation by Robin Waterfield

Label
Lives of the Attic orators : texts from Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda
Title
Lives of the Attic orators
Title remainder
texts from Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda
Statement of responsibility
introduction and commentary by Joseph Roisman and Ian Worthington ; translation by Robin Waterfield
Contributor
Author of introduction
Commentator for written text
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
This volume provides a complete translation of, and historical and historiographical commentary on, the lives of the ten Attic orators given by Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda. Assessing these works as important historical sources for the individual lives and careers of the orators whose works have survived, this systematic study explores how these literary biographies were constructed, the information they provide, and their veracity. In-depth commentary notes offer contextual information, explain references and examine individual rhetorical phrases, and a glossary of technical terms provides a quick reference guide to the more obscure oratorical and political terms. The volume also includes a detailed introduction which discusses the evolution of Greek oratory and rhetoric; the so-called Canon of the Ten Orators; the authorship, dates, and sources of the biographies provided by Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda; and a brief consideration of orators whose speeches were either falsely attributed to Demosthenes or may be referenced in the ancient lives
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NLGGC
Dewey number
885/.01092
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3263
LC item number
.L58 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Roisman, Joseph
  • Worthington, Ian,
  • Waterfield, Robin
Series statement
Clarendon ancient history series
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  • Attic Greek dialect
  • Orators
  • Oratory, Ancient
  • Attic Greek dialect
  • Orators
  • Oratory, Ancient
  • Orators
  • Oratory, Ancient
  • Plutarchus
  • Photius
Label
Lives of the Attic orators : texts from Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda, introduction and commentary by Joseph Roisman and Ian Worthington ; translation by Robin Waterfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Greek oratory and the orators ; The canon of the Attic orators ; Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda ; The sources of Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda ; Other orators --Translation : Pseudo-Plutarch, Lives of the ten orators -- Commentary : Pseudo-Plutarch, Lives of the ten orators -- Decrees : Pseudo-Plutarch, Lives of the orators : translation with notes -- Photius : translation with notes -- The Suda : translation with notes
Control code
906793835
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition, impression 1.
Extent
xvii, 381 pages
Isbn
9780199687664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)906793835
Label
Lives of the Attic orators : texts from Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda, introduction and commentary by Joseph Roisman and Ian Worthington ; translation by Robin Waterfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Greek oratory and the orators ; The canon of the Attic orators ; Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda ; The sources of Pseudo-Plutarch, Photius, and the Suda ; Other orators --Translation : Pseudo-Plutarch, Lives of the ten orators -- Commentary : Pseudo-Plutarch, Lives of the ten orators -- Decrees : Pseudo-Plutarch, Lives of the orators : translation with notes -- Photius : translation with notes -- The Suda : translation with notes
Control code
906793835
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition, impression 1.
Extent
xvii, 381 pages
Isbn
9780199687664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)906793835

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