By Ingo Gildenhard, Martin Revermann
Past the 5th Century brings jointly thirteen students from a number of disciplines (Classics, old heritage, Mediaeval experiences) to discover interactions with Greek tragedy from the 4th century BC as much as the center a long time. the amount breaks new flooring in numerous methods: in its chronological scope, many of the modes of reception thought of, the pervasive curiosity in interactions among tragedy and society-at-large, and the truth that a few stories are of a comparative nature.
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11 is short and derivative of Demosthenes’ earlier speeches. It is also generally regarded as not by Demosthenes, though see the Speech Introduction for a recent defense of its authenticity. Dem. 7 is generally taken to be a work of another Athenian politician, Hegesippus. It is a belligerent response to Philip’s diplomatic overtures and represents a cruder version of Demosthenes’ policy at the time. indb 16 10/5/11 11:03:14 AM introduction to this volume 17 tations of goodwill are deceitful. The Athenians should not fear him too much, but they must recognize the danger, be prepared to raise taxes, and undertake military service in person.
6) of 344/3, Demosthenes’ approach is more aggressive. This speech was apparently delivered in response to an overture from Philip to the Athenians to renegotiate those terms of the Peace of Philocrates with which they were dissatisﬁed. Demosthenes largely passes over this offer and uses the speech to denounce both Philip and his Greek allies. Philip, he claims, has violated the terms of the peace and is plotting against Athens. At the same time, he sharply attacks un- ¹⁷ Dem. 17 dates to the reign of Philip’s son Alexander, but it is probably not a genuine speech of Demosthenes.
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Beyond the Fifth Century: Interactions with Greek Tragedy from the Fourth Century BCE to the Middle Ages by Ingo Gildenhard, Martin Revermann