The oration against the Leptines
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The oration against the Leptines by Demosthenes

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English,

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Statementedited with notes by John R. King.
ContributionsKing, John R.
The Physical Object
Pagination118 p. ;
Number of Pages118
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19633732M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Demosthenes. Oration against the Leptines. London, Macmillan, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors. Against Leptines Introduction. This speech is the earliest delivered by Demosthenes in person on a question of public importance. That against Androtion belongs to the same year, b.c., but was written for delivery by his client. His first speech before the Assembly was in . An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software An illustration of two photographs. The oration against Leptines; Item Preview remove-circle. Against Leptines. appeared for Apsephion. He was followed by Demosthenes on behalf of Ctesippus, who was perhaps a minor. The law was defended by Leptines and the other advocates who are mentioned in § We may infer that Phormio, in opening the case, dealt more fully with the legal points, such as the violation of the law that all grants made by the people should be valid, on which Demosthenes .

Against Leptines was a speech given by Demosthenes in which he called for the repeal of a law sponsored by Leptines which denied anyone a special exemption from paying public charges. It was probably delivered in the year / BC. Unusually for Athenian law courts, though Demosthenes wrote the speech for Ktesippos, the son of Chabrias, he probably delivered it himself. It is thus the first . C.E. Graves, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 4, CHAPTER LXIII; J. E. Sandys, Select Private Orations of Demosthenes, 28; Cross-references to this page (1): Basil L. Gildersleeve, Syntax of Classical Greek, Syntax of the simple sentence; Cross-references in notes to this page (3): Dinarchus, Against Demosthenes, Din. 1 Rather, will not the Lord Himself have reason to denounce men so irreligious, nay, so unthankful, in the words which He has already uttered by the prophet Hosea, 'Woe unto them, for they have fled from Me; destruction upon them, for they have transgressed against Me; though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against Me Hosea 'Missing: Leptines. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Demosthenes. Oration against Leptines. London, Macmillan, ( printing) (OCoLC) Material Type.

  ISBN $ Preview. Demosthenes’ earliest surviving public speech, the long oration Against Leptines (Dem. 20), is an extremely important source of information about, among other things, the process of legislation and the repeal of laws at Athens, and the ways in which the Athenians used public honours and exemptions to encourage pro-Athenian policies on the part of foreign rulers, and public-spiritedness . Abstract. of access: ;No. 2 on a reel of 6 negative: The trial against the law of Leptines on tax exemption combines elements of assembly debate and public trials, with the former prevailing. In the speech Against Leptines this is reflected by the absence of (religious) denigration. Instead, propitious language is prominent. In two places religious concepts seem to be alluded to, used to hide flaws in the argument, but either not addressed.   Against Leptines is one of the most important speeches delivered by the famous Athenian orator Demosthenes, in which he argues against the abolishment of all honorific exemptions (ateleiai) from.