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Aeschines (1), c. 390–c. 322 BCE  

Edward Harris

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Greek Law, Greek Literature
Aeschines was an Athenian politician and orator. He came from a respectable family but was not a member of the wealthy elite. He worked as a secretary for the Council and Assembly, then as ... More

Demosthenes(2), Athenian orator, 384–322 BCE  

George Law Cawkwell

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Mar 2016
The greatest Athenian orator. When Demosthenes was 7 years old his father died, leaving the management of his estate to his brothers, Aphobus and Demophon, and a friend, Therippides. The trustees ... More

hubris  

N. R. E. Fisher

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Jul 2015
Hubris, intentionally dishonouring behaviour, was a powerful term of moral condemnation in ancient Greece; and in Athens, and perhaps elsewhere, it was also treated as a serious crime. The common use ... More

Hyperides, Athenian orator and politician, 389–322 BCE  

Judson Herrman

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Mar 2016
Hyperides (Ὑπερείδης), son of Glaucippus of the deme Collytus, was one of the ten canonical Attic orators and was esteemed by ancient critics as a versatile speechwriter; as a politician, ... More

papyrology, Greek  

H. Maehler

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Mar 2016
Papyrus, manufactured in Egypt since c.3000 bce from a marsh plant, Cyperus papyrus (see books, greek and roman), was the most widely used writing material in the Graeco-Roman world. The object of ... More

propaganda  

Simon Hornblower

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Greek Law, Greek Literature
Propaganda is not easy to define. It means active manipulation of opinion and some distortion of the truth; it also perhaps aims at exclusive indoctrination of one set of opinions, contrast ideology ... More

Solon, Athenian politician and poet  

Arnold Wycombe Gomme, Theodore John Cadoux, and P. J. Rhodes

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Mar 2016
Solon, Athenian politician and poet, was of noble descent but, whether or not the tradition that he was of moderate means is correct, came to sympathize with the poor. He was prominent in the war ... More

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