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By Judson Herrman

Hyperides' Funeral Oration is arguably crucial surviving instance of the style from classical Greece. The speech stands except different funeral orations (epitaphioi) in a number of key respects. First, we now have the particular textual content because it used to be brought in Athens (the different speeches, with the potential expection of Demosthenes 60, are literary compositions). subsequent, unlike different orations that glance to the prior and make simply the vaguest point out of modern occasions, Hyperides' speech is a worthy resource for the army historical past of the Lamian conflict because it captures the confident temper in Athens after Alexander's demise. ultimately, the speech has been singled out considering Longinus' time for its poetic effects.

This quantity is a brand new serious version and remark of the speech, written for students and graduate scholars in classics and old historical past. even if Hyperides ranked approximately as excessive as Demosthenes within the canon of Attic orators and his funeral oration will make the speech even more available to quite a lot of students. The textual content is predicated on a whole exam of the papyrus and contains an equipment criticus, with an entire directory of all conjectures in a separate appendix. the interpretation is obvious and actual and the remark presents a mix of ancient, cultural, and literary material.

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