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Hyperides' Funeral Oration is arguably crucial surviving instance of the style from classical Greece. The speech stands except different funeral orations (epitaphioi) in a couple of key respects. First, we've got the particular textual content because it was once added 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 in simple terms the vaguest point out of contemporary occasions, Hyperides' speech is a invaluable resource for the army heritage of the Lamian struggle because it captures the positive temper in Athens after Alexander's loss of life. eventually, the speech has been singled out when you consider that Longinus' time for its poetic effects.
This quantity is a brand new serious variation and statement of the speech, written for students and graduate scholars in classics and old heritage. 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 comprises an equipment criticus, with an entire directory of all conjectures in a separate appendix. the interpretation is apparent and exact and the observation offers a mix of historic, cultural, and literary fabric
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9–22. Cf. Dem. 238, and see below note 112 on p. 19 on the relation of these two speeches. 104 Hyp. Dion. 137r/136v l. 32–137v/136r l. 8. See below note 115 on p. 20 for the Demosthenic parallels. 105 On the date of the trial see Harris (in Worthington et al. 2001, 159 n. 1). See above p. 8 on Agis’ revolt. For details on the trial of Leocrates see Hansen 1975, 108 no. 121. He was charged with ﬂeeing Athens immediately after the battle of Chaeronea, which explains why the speech concentrates on that period.
1–10) of the text of the Funeral Oration is written against the vertical ﬁbers on the verso of a horoscope and astrolog- P. Lit. Lond. 133 = Brit. Mus. inv. 98; Pack 1965, 1236. Turner (1980, 21) lists the few literary ﬁnds before 1860. 148 Babington 1859, 3. 149 The details in Babington 1858 are summarized by Jensen (1917, xvi n. 2). 150 Blass (1894, xv) observes that neque quicquam fere reliqui ille fecit proximis editoribus, nisi ut duo prima fragmenta ad unam columnam efﬁciendam coniungerentur.
128 §19. See the note there under τὴν ἀρετὴν ἰσχὺν καὶ τὴν ἀνδρείαν πλῆθος . . κρίνοντες on the hyperbole. 129 Dem. 23–24. See above p. 17. 130 Lycurg. 50. ” 131 His clams for the excellence of those who fought in the ﬁrst season of the Lamian War reveal a newfound optimism in Athenian prospects. Hyperides also appropriates the language typically used for the Persian Wars and applies it to the Lamian War. 135 But Hyperides is not content just to observe the parallels between the two conﬂicts. 137 Hyperides’ speech illustrates the Athenian attitude to the Macedonian leadership of the League of Corinth in the 320s.