Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Edited by: Manfred Landfester
The Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts gives a clear overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and comments.

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Demosthenes

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Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
b. 384/ 3 BC in Attica; d. 322 BC in Calauria; Attic orator and politician. Works The following works have been preserved under the name of Demosthenes ( Corpus Demosthenicum): 61 orations (some spurious), a collection of 56 proems (partially spurious), and one of six letters ( Epist.; probably spurious). The orations can be grouped into four classes: (1) political speeches (nos. 1–17); (2) judicial orations for public (political) trials (nos. 18–26); (3) speeches for private prosecutions (nos. 27–59); and (4) epideictic speeches (nos. 60–61). Papyri The numerous papyri do not of…