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Isocrates II

Isocrates

Published July 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780292702462
Paperback
332 pages
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Contains Isocrates orations 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, and 14, as well as all of his letters Offers evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian cultureMoreContains Isocrates orations 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, and 14, as well as all of his letters Offers evidence on Greek moral views, social and economic conditions, political and social ideology, law and legal procedure, and other aspects of Athenian culture that have been largely ignored: women and family life, slavery, and religion The Athenian rhetorician Isocrates (436 - 338) was one of the leading intellectual figures of the fourth century. This volume contains his orations 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, and 14, as well as all of his letters. These are Isocrates political works. Three of the discourses - Panathenaicus, On the Peace, and the most famous, Panegyricus - focus on Athens, Isocrates home. Archidamus is written in the voice of the Spartan prince to his assembly, and Plataicus is in the voice of a citizen of Plataea asking Athens for aid, while in To Philip, Isocrates himself calls on Philip of Macedon to lead a unified Greece against Persia.