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Aelius Aristides  

Estelle Oudot

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter discusses how, despite himself, Aelius Aristides corresponds in many ways to the typical portrait of the sophist. It examines how his personality was both emblematic ... More

Afterlife (Antiquity and Byzantine Era)  

Luciano Canfora

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 33 focuses on Demosthenes’ reception in antiquity and during the Byzantine Era. In particular, it examines the character and value of the 15 ‘demegoriai’ that survive from ... More

Afterlife (Modern Era)  

Alastair J. L. Blanshard

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 34 focuses on Demosthenes’ reception in the modern era. It was Cicero and Quintilian who made sure that Demosthenes will never be forgotten. The praise that they heaped on ... More

Allies and Foes (I): Aeschines, Hyperides, Lycurgus  

Noriko Sawada

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 26 considers three Athenian prominent politicians and gifted orators in the period of Demosthenes’ activity: Aeschines, Hyperides, and Lycurgus. Scholars have often regarded ... More

Allies and Foes (II): Politicians without transmitted speeches  

Luigi Gallo

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 27 considers some prominent Athenian politicians who were contemporaries of Demosthenes but whose speeches have not survived. In fourth-century Athens, a professionalization of ... More

Apuleius  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter considers the biography, literary career, and literary output of the second-century Platonizing Latin writer Apuleius, born in Roman North Africa in the 120s ce and recorded ... More

Athenian Foreign Policy  

P. J. Rhodes

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 10 examines foreign policy in Classical Athens, beginning with a discussion of the conflict between Athens and Sparta in the fifth century—that is, before the birth of Demosthenes. ... More

The Athenian Military  

Leonhard Burckhardt

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 12 focuses on the Athenian military during the fourth century. By the time Demosthenes was a youth Athens had more or less recovered after its major losses in the Peloponnesian ... More

Athenian State Finances  

Edmund M. Burke

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 11 examines the finances of Classical Athens. Following its defeat at the hands of the Spartans in the Peloponnesian War, Athens had to deal with a number of longer-term fiscal ... More

Athletes and Trainers  

Jason König

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
Athletic activity was a major preoccupation of the Greek elite in the imperial period. This chapter looks at the relationship between athletic and intellectual activity, focusing ... More

Atticism and Asianism  

Lawrence Kim

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter treats two imperial Greek phenomena that have often been paired, usually in opposition: Atticism and Asianism. It first describes the theory, practice, and development of ... More

Authenticity, Composition, Publication  

Jeremy Trevett

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 32 focuses on the authenticity, composition, and publication of Demosthenes’ speeches. In discussing authenticity, three alternatives need to be taken into consideration. A speech ... More

The Biographic Tradition  

Brad L. Cook

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 23 examines the biographic tradition on Demosthenes, focusing on the content of the surviving Lives of Demosthenes. It also cites examples to characterize the perspectives and ... More

Chariton and Xenophon of Ephesus  

J. R. Morgan

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter discusses the novels of Chariton and Xenophon of Ephesus. Both are engaged with central concerns of the Second Sophistic, in particular that of elite Greek identity. ... More

City and Countryside  

Robin Osborne

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 22 examines how the city and countryside are represented in Demosthenes and other Attic orators. In a court of law, the plausibility of a story will often be contingent on the ... More

Corruption  

Robert J. Nichols

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 13 examines the problem of corruption in Classical Athens. There are numerous references to corruption in Demosthenes, Attic oratory, and Greek literature. In an Athenian context, ... More

Cosmopolitanism  

Daniel S. Richter

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter describes the how various intellectuals active in the Second Sophistic conceived of the unity of the human community, a problem with philosophical, social, political, and, ... More

Court Procedures and Arbitration  

Michael Gagarin

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 7 considers Demosthenes’ use of court procedures and the role played by arbitration, first by describing the early stage of a dispute. In particular, it examines pre-litigation ... More

The Creation of Christian Elite Culture in Roman Syria and the Near East  

William Adler

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Dec 2017
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Nov 2017
The chapter examines three exemplars of Syrian Christianity in the second and early third centuries: Tatian (ca. 120–180), Bar Daysan (154–222), and Julius Africanus (ca. 160–240). To ... More

Demosthenic Scholarship  

Thomas Paulsen

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Nov 2018
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Jan 2019
Chapter 1 discusses the range of scholarship dealing with Demosthenes’ life and work, published in three distinct periods: from the eighteenth century to 1945, from 1945 to the late 1990s, ... More

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