The Resource Isaeus, Isaeus ; with an English translation by E.S. Forster

Isaeus, Isaeus ; with an English translation by E.S. Forster

Label
Isaeus
Title
Isaeus
Statement of responsibility
Isaeus ; with an English translation by E.S. Forster
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Isaeus (c. 420-350 BCE) composed speeches for others. He shares with Lysias pure Attic and lucidity of style, but his more aggressive and flexible presentation undoubtedly influenced Demosthenes. Of at least fifty attributed orations, there survive eleven on legacy cases and a large fragment dealing with a claim of citizenship.
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MaCbHUP
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approximately 420 B.C.-approximately 350 B.C
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Isaeus
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
PA3612
LC item number
.I834 2014
Literary form
speeches
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1879-1950
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Forster, E. S.
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
202
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  • Isaeus
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek
  • Forensic orations
  • Greek literature
  • Inheritance and succession (Greek law)
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek
  • Greece
Summary expansion
Though he occupies a firm place in the canon of the ten Attic orators, Isaeus seems not to have been an Athenian, but a metic, being a native of Chalcis in Euboea. From passages in his work he is inferred to have lived from about 420 to 350 BCE. But no contemporary mentions him, and it is from Dionysius of Halicarnassus that we learn he was the teacher of Demosthenes, a fact confirmed by several unmistakable examples of borrowing from or imitation of him by his great pupil. Isaeus took no part in politics, but composed speeches for others, particularly in cases of inheritance. While he shares with Lysias the merits of a pure Attic and a lucidity of style, Isaeus is more aggressive and more flexible in his presentation; and in these respects he undoubtedly influenced Demosthenes. We learn of the existence in ancient times of at least fifty orations, but all that has come down to us are eleven speeches on legacy cases and a large fragment of a speech dealing with a claim of citizenship
Target audience
general
Label
Isaeus, Isaeus ; with an English translation by E.S. Forster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606458280
  • (MaCbHUP)hup0000302
Label
Isaeus, Isaeus ; with an English translation by E.S. Forster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606458280
  • (MaCbHUP)hup0000302

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