Greek Orations Author:Connor, Robert Here is the Golden Age of Greek oratory - when a world-shaking explosion of Hellenism spread Greek culture to vast areas of the globe and the spoken word changed the course of history. Threatened from the north by a powerful, ambitious monarch, Athens was torn by strife adn bickering. Greek statesmen harnagued in the assemblies, argued in the l... more »aw courts, issued pamphlets, and turned every public occasion into a contest of rhetoric. Their oratorical passion has never been surpassed.
Greek Orations includes outstanding speeches chosen from all major authors and all major types of oratory - as well as a letter written by Philip of Macedon to the Greeks. They recreate the battles, heated debates, intrigues, tension, and eloquence of a time embittered politics. Presented here in English translations from three centuries, and provided with introductions by W. Robert Connor, these orations bring to life the turbulence and richness of an age that was a turning point in the history of Greece and of the World.« less