The Speeches of Isaeus: With Critical and Explanatory Notes

The Speeches of Isaeus With Critical and Explanatory Notes Very little is known about the life of the Attic orator Isaeus who was active during the first half of the fourth century BCE and many of his speeches have been lost to posterity Published in

  • Title: The Speeches of Isaeus: With Critical and Explanatory Notes
  • Author: Isaeus William Wyse William Isaeus
  • ISBN: 9781108059367
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • Very little is known about the life of the Attic orator Isaeus, who was active during the first half of the fourth century BCE, and many of his speeches have been lost to posterity Published in 1904, these surviving speeches, presented in the original Greek with extensive commentary by the classical scholar William Wyse 1860 1929 , are mostly concerned with the convoluteVery little is known about the life of the Attic orator Isaeus, who was active during the first half of the fourth century BCE, and many of his speeches have been lost to posterity Published in 1904, these surviving speeches, presented in the original Greek with extensive commentary by the classical scholar William Wyse 1860 1929 , are mostly concerned with the convoluted intrigue of inheritance disputes Wyse regarded Isaeus as an unscrupulous falsifier of law and fact in the service of clients whose claims to the estates they contested were, without exception, fraudulent While modern scholars may not fully share this view, Wyse s monumental and learned edition is still a standard work in the study of ancient family law In addition to a critical introduction, the texts of the speeches, and the detailed commentary, this work also includes family trees to aid understanding of the complex cases.

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