By Chris Carey
This can be the 3rd quantity within the Oratory of Classical Greece sequence. deliberate for e-book over a number of years, the sequence will current the entire surviving speeches from the overdue 5th and fourth centuries B.C. in new translations ready by way of classical students who're on the leading edge of the self-discipline. those translations are particularly designed for the desires and pursuits of brand new undergraduates, Greekless students in different disciplines, and most people. Classical oratory is a useful source for the learn of old Greek lifestyles and tradition. The speeches supply facts on Greek ethical perspectives, social and financial stipulations, political and social ideology, and different points of Athenian tradition which were mostly overlooked: ladies and relations existence, slavery, and faith, to call quite a few. This quantity comprises the 3 surviving speeches of Aeschines (390-? B.C.). His speeches all revolve round political advancements in Athens in the course of the moment half the fourth century B.C. and mirror the interior political rivalries in an Athens overshadowed by way of the becoming strength of Macedonia within the north. the 1st speech used to be brought while Aeschines effectively prosecuted Timarchus, a political opponent, for having allegedly prostituted himself as a tender guy. the opposite speeches have been brought within the context of Aeschines' long-running political feud with Demosthenes. As a gaggle, the speeches offer very important details on Athenian legislations and politics, the political careers of Aeschines and Demosthenes, sexuality and social heritage, and the old contention among Athens and Macedonia.
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14] Observe how fair this is, men of Athens. In life the law deprives him of the advantages of parenthood, as he deprived his son of the right of free speech,15 while after death, when the recipient cannot perceive the benefit conferred on him but it is the law and religion that receive the honor, finally it instructs the son to bury his father and to perform the other customary rites. What other law did he lay down to protect your children? The law against procuring, to which he attached the most severe penalties, if anyone procures for prostitution a free boy or woman.
Read these laws to them.  [laws] The teachers of the boys are not to open the schools before sunrise and are to close them before sunset. People older than the boys are not to enter while the boys are inside, except for the teacher’s son or brother or daughter’s husband. If anyone enters in defiance of this rule, he is to be punished with death. And the gymnasium masters are not to allow anyone who has reached manhood to participate in the Hermaea with them. If he so permits and does not exclude them from the gymnasium, the gymnasium master is to be liable under the law dealing with the corruption of the freeborn.
Athens received more lenient treatment: though it was compelled to dissolve its maritime confederacy, it retained its formal autonomy and some overseas possessions and was given Oropus on the border between Attica and Boeotia. A league of Greek states was created, with its council meeting in Corinth; only Sparta remained aloof. Philip was now the undisputed master of Greece. Hopes of freedom were raised by Philip’s death in 336, but Alexander had little difficulty in establishing his control over Greece.