Selections from the attic orators.
10 attic orators in order.
Antiphon andocides lysias isocrates isaeus demosthenes aeschines hyperides lycurgus and dinarchus.
The ten attic orators were considered the greatest orators and logographers of the classical era 5th century bce 4th century bce.
They are included in the canon of ten which probably originated in alexandria.
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The ten attic orators were considered the greatest orators and logographers of the classical era 5th 4th century bc.
Cicero s omission of the canon of 10 is clear.
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In this book mirko canevaro studies the state documents laws and decrees preserved in the public speeches of the demosthenic corpus.
Douglas has argued however that it was not until the second century ad that the canon took on the form that is recognised today.
Something spooky in the attic is quite a common theme in books or film but the fun trivia mansion has gone one better.
They are included in the alexandrian canon sometimes called.
The canon of ten attic orators to be precise.
The alexandrian canon of ten.
The authenticity of these documents has not been assessed as a whole for over a century.
Greek orators as models of attic style.
Nor is anything said by dionysius of halicar.
8 14 orators and 23 33 orators and comic poets.
Didymus notes on word meanings and usage were used extensively by harpocration for his lexicon of the ten attic orators showing that didymus commented on speeches of demosthenes lysias aeschines hyperides isaeus perhaps of antiphon and though not certainly probably of isocrates dinar chus and lycurgus as well cf schmidt fr 19 26 and an unassigned fragment quotes didymus v p71 coptxwv all this considered along with didymus standing as a derivative scholar proves scholarly.
Aeschines andocides antiphon demosthenes dinarchus hypereides isaeus isocrates lycurgus lysias going back at least as far as homer 8th or 9th century bce the art of effective speaking was of considerable value in greece.
These documents purport to be athenian statutes and if authentic would provide invaluable information about athenian history law and institutions.
The so called canon of the ten attic orators which was established at some date between the third century bc and the second century ad has had a dominating effect on the survival of the orators whose works we have today 1 the canon as we have it names ten orators.
How much do you know about these famous speakers.