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Isaeus’ On the Estate of Pyrrhus (Oration 3)

Editor(s): Rosalia Hatzilambrou

Book Description

This book offers an edition of the third speech of the fourth-century BCE orator Isaeus. It contains a new Greek text, based on a full collation of the manuscript evidence, an English translation, an extensive introduction, and a detailed commentary on the textual, linguistic, legal, rhetorical, stylistic, and historical issues encountered in the speech. The book demonstrates the high level of oratorical skill possessed by the under-appreciated orator Isaeus, and casts light on some exceedingly complex aspects of Athenian family law and society in the fourth century. It is accessible to readers without knowledge of ancient Greek, and is essential reading for anyone interested in Attic oratory, rhetoric, and Athenian law.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1588-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1588-5
Date of Publication: 01/11/2018
Pages / Size: 295 / A5
Price: £61.99


Rosalia Hatzilambrou is Assistant Professor in Ancient Greek Philology in the Department of Classics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her PhD thesis on a selection of unpublished Greek papyri from Oxyrhynchus was published in separate volumes of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. Her research interests include Attic oratory, Greek rhetoric, and Greek papyrology, and she has published a number of articles in each of these areas.