The orators and their treatment of the recent past / edited by Aggelos Kapellos.

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English
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Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2023]
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ix, 531 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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This volume focuses on the representation of the recent past in classical Athenian oratory and investigates the ability of the orators to interpret it according to their interests; the inability of the Athenians to make an objective assessment of it; and the unwillingness of the citizens to hear the truth, make self-criticism and take responsibility for bad results. Twenty-eight scholars have written chapters to this end, dealing with a wide range of themes, in terms both of contents and of chronology, from the fifth to the fourth century B.C. Each contributor has written a chapter that analyzes one or more historical events mentioned or alluded in the corpus of the Attic orators and covers the three species of Attic oratory. Chapters that treat other issues collectively are also included. The common feature of each contribution is an outline of the recent events that took place and influenced the citizens and/or the city of Athens and its juxtaposition with their rhetorical treatment by the orators either by comparing the rhetorical texts with the historical sources and/or by examining the rhetorical means through which the speakers model the recent past. This book aims at advanced students and professional scholars. This volume focuses on the representation of the recent past in classical Athenian oratory and investigates: the ability of the orators to interpret it according to their interests; the inability of the Athenians to make an objective assessment of persons and events of the recent past and their unwillingness to hear the truth, make self-criticism and take responsibility for bad results.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
  • The Orators and their Treatment of the Recent Past: Introduction / Aggelos Kapellos
  • Methodical Remarks on the 'Truthfulness' of Oratorical Narrative / Thomas G.M. Blank
  • Antiphon and the Recent Past / Michael Gagarin
  • [Lysias], 20 for Polystratus: Polystratus and the Coup of 411 B.C. / Peter Rhodes
  • Andocides, the Spartans, and the Thirty / Frances Pownall
  • Recent Events in Assembly Speeches and [Andocides] On the Peace / Edward M. Harris
  • Lysias' Against the Subversion of the Ancestral Constitution of Athens: A Past not to be Forgotten / Cinzia Bearzot
  • The Athenian Civil War according to Lysias' Funeral Oration / Dino Piovan
  • Lysias' Speech 14 and the Use of the Recent Past for Political Purposes / Markus Zimmermann
  • Plato's Menexenus on the Sea Battle-trial of Arginousai and the Battle of Aegospotami / Aggelos Kapellos
  • Isocrates and the Peloponnesian War / David Whitehead
  • Back to the Future: Temporal Adjustments in Isocrates / Yun Lee Too
  • The Recent Past in Isaeus' Forensic Speeches / Stefano Ferrucci
  • The Forensic Time Machine: Play on Times in Apollodorus' Against Timotheus / Nicolas Siron
  • Family Portraits in Demosthenes' Inheritance Speeches: Between Rhetoric & History / Brad L. Cook
  • Reusing Invective: Demosthenes on Androtion's Past / Gunther Martin
  • A Tale of Two Sea-battles: Demosthenes' Praise of Chabrias in the Speech Against Leptines Jeremy Trevett
  • The Rhetoric of Deflection: Demosthenes's Funeral Oration as Propaganda / Nathan Crick
  • Demosthenes, between Fake News and Alternative Facts / Patrice Brun
  • Facts, Time, and Imagination in Demosthenes and Aeschines / Peter A. O'Connell
  • Peace and War with Philip: Aeschines' Against Ctesiphon on the Recent Past / Dániel Bajnok
  • Lycurgus and the Past / Joseph Roisman
  • Remembering Chaeronea in Hyperides / Craig Cooper
  • Hyperides, Diondas, and the First Ascendancy of Demades / Janek Kucharski
  • Hegesippus and his Treatment of the Recent Past / Zhichao Wang
  • Dinarchus, the 'Recent' and the 'Very Recent' Past: Lessons from Aeschines, Demosthenes and Lycurgus? / Ian Worthington
  • Remembering Injustice as the Perpetrator? Athenian Orators, Cultural Memory, and the Athenian Conquest of Samos / Joshua P. Nudell
  • State Inscriptions from the Recent Past in the Attic Orators / James Sickinger
  • The Rhetoric to Alexander and its Political and Historical Context: The Mystery of a (Quasi-) Occultation / Pierre Chiron.
ISBN
  • 9783110791815 (hardcover)
  • 3110791811 (hardcover)
OCLC
1357902892
International Article Number
  • 9783110791815
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