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The Documents in the Attic Orators: Laws and Decrees in the Public Speeches of the Demosthenic Corpus

Mirko Canevaro


In this book Mirko Canevaro studies the ‘state’ documents (laws and decrees) preserved in the public speeches of the Demosthenic corpus. These documents purport to be Athenian statutes and, if authentic, would provide invaluable information about Athenian history, law and institutions. The authenticity of these documents has not been assessed as a whole for over a century. The author gives a comprehensive account of the presence of the documents in the corpora of the orators and in the manuscript tradition, summarizes previous scholarship and delineates a new methodology for analysing the docu ... More

Keywords: Demosthenes, literary epigraphy, Athenian law, forgery, orators

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199668908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668908.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mirko Canevaro, author
Chancellor's Fellow, School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, The University of Edinburgh