Argumentation in Demosthenes's speech Against Timocrates

Title: Argumentation in Demosthenes's speech Against Timocrates
Author: Seres, Dániel
Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2021, vol. 26, iss. 2, pp. 225-246
  • ISSN
    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
Type: Article

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The current study has three objectives. First, it provides an in-depth analysis of the argumentation of the oration Against Timocrates. Second, the analysis focuses on the issues of textual criticism that arose in the 19th century and have been debated ever since. Approaching the problems from a new perspective – augmenting the convincing arguments put forward by E. M. Harris with the analysis of the argumentation – the study argues that the two halves of the speech are in fact parts of a well-planned and precisely edited whole, and that the integrity of the text needs not to be questioned. Third, it supports Rhodes's and Harris's work providing a case-study of how a speech could be constructed to ensure that the arguments are wide-ranging in method and relevant from a legal point of view.
This study was supported by the ÚNKP-20-4 New National Excellence Program of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology from the source of the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund.
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