Aeschines (The Oratory of Classical Greece, Vol. 3; Michael by Chris Carey

By Chris Carey

This can be the 3rd quantity within the Oratory of Classical Greece sequence. deliberate for ebook over a number of years, the sequence will current all the surviving speeches from the past due 5th and fourth centuries B.C. in new translations ready by way of classical students who're on the leading edge of the self-discipline. those translations are specifically designed for the wishes and pursuits of modern undergraduates, Greekless students in different disciplines, and most people. Classical oratory is a useful source for the research of historical Greek existence and tradition. The speeches provide facts on Greek ethical perspectives, social and fiscal stipulations, political and social ideology, and different elements of Athenian tradition which were principally neglected: ladies and family members existence, slavery, and faith, to call quite a few. This quantity comprises the 3 surviving speeches of Aeschines (390-? B.C.). His speeches all revolve round political advancements in Athens in the course of the moment half the fourth century B.C. and mirror the interior political rivalries in an Athens overshadowed by way of the starting to be energy of Macedonia within the north. the 1st speech was once brought while Aeschines effectively prosecuted Timarchus, a political opponent, for having allegedly prostituted himself as a tender guy. the opposite speeches have been brought within the context of Aeschines' long-running political feud with Demosthenes. As a gaggle, the speeches offer very important info on Athenian legislation and politics, the political careers of Aeschines and Demosthenes, sexuality and social heritage, and the historic competition among Athens and Macedonia.

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But its title fixes it within the various processes of formal scrutiny (dokimasia) automatically imposed on the commencement of certain rights or responsibilities. Accordingly, as Todd (1993) has emphasized, the penalty is merely the confirmation of the formal restrictions automatically attaching (in most cases) to the activities it addresses. Although Aeschines focuses specifically on one aspect of the dokimasia, it is clear from his account of the law in 28 –32 that there was a list of acts that rendered a man ineligible to address the Assembly.

If anyone is condemned to pay a fine, he is to pay it within eleven days of the trial, if he is unable to pay it immediately. He is to be imprisoned until he has paid.

147). This is probably a fiction, and the fact that Aeschines sees fit to make the claim tells us more about Athenian prejudices than about Aeschines’ background. Aeschines tells us little about his mother, Glaucothea. 130). Although Aeschines eventually married into a propertied family, it is generally doubted that his father could have afforded to provide him with an education in rhetoric, an invaluable preparation for a public career. 168 –169). Before turning to politics, Aeschines had two careers, which together served as an excellent preparation for political life.

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