The Resource A commentary on selected speeches of Isaios, by Brenda Griffith-Williams

A commentary on selected speeches of Isaios, by Brenda Griffith-Williams

Label
A commentary on selected speeches of Isaios
Title
A commentary on selected speeches of Isaios
Statement of responsibility
by Brenda Griffith-Williams
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
In 'A commentary on selected speeches of Isaios', Brenda Griffith-Williams offers a fresh insight, accessible to non-Greek readers, into four disputed inheritance cases from the Athenian courts in the 4th century B.C. The only comprehensive English language commentary on Isaios (Wyse, 1904) reflects a negative view of the Athenian legal system as one in which the judges, who had no legal training, could be easily outwitted by an unscrupulous speechwriter with no regard for the truth. By addressing the complex interplay of factual, legal, and rhetorical issues in the selected speeches, Brenda Griffith-Williams identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each speaker's case and presents a more balanced assessment of Isaios's work
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffith-Williams, Brenda
Index
index present
Language note
In English with quotations in Greek
LC call number
KL4196
LC item number
.G75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
approximately 420 B.C.-approximately 350 B.C.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Isaeus
Series statement
Mnemosyne, Supplements
Series volume
364
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Isaeus
  • Isaeus
  • Isaeus
  • Isaeus
  • Isaeus
  • Isaeus
  • Inheritance and succession (Greek law)
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Forensic orations
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek
  • Forensic orations
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Inheritance and succession (Greek law)
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek
  • Greece
Label
A commentary on selected speeches of Isaios, by Brenda Griffith-Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's doctoral thesis, University of London - 2009
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Isaios and His Work -- The Athenian Inheritance System -- Substantive Law -- Procedure -- The Prevalence of Inheritance Disputes in Classical Athens -- Kinship Patterns in Athenian Inheritance Disputes -- Wills -- Evidence and Argumentation -- Persuasion: The Role of the Logographer -- The Reception of Isaios's Work from Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century -- Antiquity -- Modem Scholarship -- Introduction -- Background and Chronology -- The 'Facts' and the Issues in Dispute -- The Legal Procedure -- The Structure of the Speech and Means of Persuasion -- The Strength of the Speaker's Case -- Commentary -- Proem (1-4) -- Narrative, Testimony and Argument: The Quarrel between Apollodoros and Eupolis (5-13) -- Narrative and Testimony: Apollodoros's Adoption of Thrasyllos (14-17) -- Narrative, Argument, Laws and Testimony: The Order of Intestate Succession (18-26) -- Narrative and Testimony: The Enrolment of Thrasyllos in Apollodoros's Deme (27-28) -- Argument and Testimony: The Succession of Apollodoros Eupolidos (29-32) -- Argument and Testimony: The Character of the Speaker (33-36) -- Argument: The Character of Apollodoros and His Father (37-42) -- Epilogue (43-45) -- Introduction -- Background and Chronology -- The Speaker's Story and the Structure of Isaios's Narrative -- The Significance of Character -- The Legal Issue: The Inheritance Rights of a Daughter's Son -- The Strength of the Speaker's Case -- Commentary -- Proem (1-6) -- Narrative, Testimony and Argument: The Family History (7-14) -- Narrative and Testimony: Religious Observance (15-17) -- Narrative, Argument and Testimony: The Model Athenian Wife (18-20) -- Narrative and Testimony: The Burial of Kiron (21-27) -- Summary (28-29) -- Argument and Law: The Order of Intestate Succession (30-34) -- Narrative and Argument: Diokles's Attempts to Take Control of Kiron's Property (35-39) -- Narrative and Testimony: The Character of Diokles (40-42) -- Epilogue (43-46) -- Introduction -- Kinship Patterns and Family History -- Background and Chronology -- The Issues in Dispute and the Order of Intestate Succession -- Witness Testimony -- Structure and Style -- The Strength of the Speaker's Case -- Commentary -- Proem (1-2) -- Narrative: The Death and Burial of Astyphilos (3-6) -- Argument: The Will (7-16) -- Narrative and Testimony: The Death of Euthykrates and the Family Feud (17-21) -- Argument, Narrative and Testimony: The Attack on Hierokles (22-26) -- Narrative and Testimony: The Ties of Friendship and Affection (27-30) -- Epilogue (31-37) -- Introduction -- Background and Chronology -- The Speaker's Story -- The Legal Proceedings -- Family Relations and the Will of Aristarkhos Junior -- The Adoption of Kyronides -- The Status of the Speaker's Mother -- The Legal Basis of Posthumous Adoption -- The Epiklerate and Adoption -- The Succession of Aristarkhos Senior -- The Strength of the Speaker's Case -- Commentary -- Proem (1-3) -- Narrative (4-6) -- Witness Testimony (7) -- Argument and Law: The Succession of Aristarkhos Senior (8-17) -- Argument: The Speaker's Reasons for Delaying His Claim (18-21) -- Argument: The Character of the Speaker and His Opponent (22-25) -- Epilogue (26)
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 272 pages
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004258570
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013026804
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854857958
  • (OCoLC)ocn854857958
Label
A commentary on selected speeches of Isaios, by Brenda Griffith-Williams
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's doctoral thesis, University of London - 2009
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Isaios and His Work -- The Athenian Inheritance System -- Substantive Law -- Procedure -- The Prevalence of Inheritance Disputes in Classical Athens -- Kinship Patterns in Athenian Inheritance Disputes -- Wills -- Evidence and Argumentation -- Persuasion: The Role of the Logographer -- The Reception of Isaios's Work from Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century -- Antiquity -- Modem Scholarship -- Introduction -- Background and Chronology -- The 'Facts' and the Issues in Dispute -- The Legal Procedure -- The Structure of the Speech and Means of Persuasion -- The Strength of the Speaker's Case -- Commentary -- Proem (1-4) -- Narrative, Testimony and Argument: The Quarrel between Apollodoros and Eupolis (5-13) -- Narrative and Testimony: Apollodoros's Adoption of Thrasyllos (14-17) -- Narrative, Argument, Laws and Testimony: The Order of Intestate Succession (18-26) -- Narrative and Testimony: The Enrolment of Thrasyllos in Apollodoros's Deme (27-28) -- Argument and Testimony: The Succession of Apollodoros Eupolidos (29-32) -- Argument and Testimony: The Character of the Speaker (33-36) -- Argument: The Character of Apollodoros and His Father (37-42) -- Epilogue (43-45) -- Introduction -- Background and Chronology -- The Speaker's Story and the Structure of Isaios's Narrative -- The Significance of Character -- The Legal Issue: The Inheritance Rights of a Daughter's Son -- The Strength of the Speaker's Case -- Commentary -- Proem (1-6) -- Narrative, Testimony and Argument: The Family History (7-14) -- Narrative and Testimony: Religious Observance (15-17) -- Narrative, Argument and Testimony: The Model Athenian Wife (18-20) -- Narrative and Testimony: The Burial of Kiron (21-27) -- Summary (28-29) -- Argument and Law: The Order of Intestate Succession (30-34) -- Narrative and Argument: Diokles's Attempts to Take Control of Kiron's Property (35-39) -- Narrative and Testimony: The Character of Diokles (40-42) -- Epilogue (43-46) -- Introduction -- Kinship Patterns and Family History -- Background and Chronology -- The Issues in Dispute and the Order of Intestate Succession -- Witness Testimony -- Structure and Style -- The Strength of the Speaker's Case -- Commentary -- Proem (1-2) -- Narrative: The Death and Burial of Astyphilos (3-6) -- Argument: The Will (7-16) -- Narrative and Testimony: The Death of Euthykrates and the Family Feud (17-21) -- Argument, Narrative and Testimony: The Attack on Hierokles (22-26) -- Narrative and Testimony: The Ties of Friendship and Affection (27-30) -- Epilogue (31-37) -- Introduction -- Background and Chronology -- The Speaker's Story -- The Legal Proceedings -- Family Relations and the Will of Aristarkhos Junior -- The Adoption of Kyronides -- The Status of the Speaker's Mother -- The Legal Basis of Posthumous Adoption -- The Epiklerate and Adoption -- The Succession of Aristarkhos Senior -- The Strength of the Speaker's Case -- Commentary -- Proem (1-3) -- Narrative (4-6) -- Witness Testimony (7) -- Argument and Law: The Succession of Aristarkhos Senior (8-17) -- Argument: The Speaker's Reasons for Delaying His Claim (18-21) -- Argument: The Character of the Speaker and His Opponent (22-25) -- Epilogue (26)
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xx, 272 pages
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004258570
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013026804
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854857958
  • (OCoLC)ocn854857958

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