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Speech against Meidias by Demosthenes

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


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Statementwith introd. and notes by John R. King
ContributionsKing, John Richard, 1835-1907
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24187308M
OCLC/WorldCa6494079

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Speech against Meidias. With introd. and notes by John R. King [Demosthenes, Demosthenes, King, John Richard] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Speech against Meidias. With introd. and notes by John R. KingAuthor: Demosthenes Demosthenes, John Richard King. Against Meidias is regarded as one of the most intriguing forensic speeches to survive. It gives valuable information about Athenian law and festivals, and especially about the Greek concept of hubris (aggravated assault), which was regarded as a crime not only against the citizen or city but against society as a whole. [4]. The brutality and insolence with which Meidias treats everyone alike are, I suppose, as well known to you, gentlemen of the jury, as to all other citizens. For myself, I have simply taken the course which anyone of you would have adopted, had he been the victim of a similar outrage. Against Meidias Introduction. Meidias, a rich Athenian of some political influence, but irascible and overbearing and disposed to use his wealth for private ostentation rather than for public service, was an old enemy of the latter was about to bring his action against Aphobus to recover his patrimony, Meidias with his brother Thrasylochus, a personal friend of Aphobus, came.

This banner text can have markup.. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Demosthenes therefore brought an action (δίκη κακηγορίας) against him, in which the verdict went against Meidias by default. The bully managed somehow to avoid payment of damages and. even avenged himself on Strato, the arbitrator before whom the action was tried, in the manner fully related in §§ of this speech. Full text of "Demosthenes against Meidias, Androtion, Aristocrates, Timocrates, Aristogeiton; with an English translation by J.H. Vince" See other formats. This chapter discusses the documents which purport to report laws in Demosthenes’ Against Meidias (21). It argues that both the contents and the language of these document point toward the hypothesis that these are all later forgeries, like the witness statements inserted in the same speech. The analyses offer insights into the procedure of probole for offences against the festival of the.

Demosthenes delivered his speech Against Meidias at a trial on a charge of outrage (hybris) in early By this time, Demosthenes had given many speeches in the Assembly, performed many liturgies, and become a member of the Council. Despite his efforts, he was still struggling to . Get this from a library! Speech against Meidias: With introd. and notes by John R. King.. [Demosthenes.; John Richard King]. Against Meidias. up his success with an action in the courts, while popular indignation was still on his side, he waited and finally accepted from Meidias the sum of 30 authority for this is Aeschines (iii. 52), supported by Plutarch (c. 12). The problem, in the speech, of the meaning of the charge against Meidias may explain the importance of the hybris clusters to Demosthe- nes' persuasive purpose. The law, which Demosthenes quotes in sec- t simply identifies hybris as an offense against another person but does not describe it.