A Commentary on Selected Speeches of Isaios by Brenda Griffith-Williams

By Brenda Griffith-Williams

In A remark on chosen Speeches of Isaios, Brenda Griffith-Williams bargains a clean perception, available to non-Greek readers, into 4 disputed inheritance situations from the Athenian courts within the 4th century B.C. the single complete English language remark on Isaios (Wyse, 1904) displays a unfavourable view of the Athenian criminal approach as one during which the judges, who had no criminal education, will be simply outwitted by means of an unscrupulous speechwriter without regard for the reality. via addressing the complicated interaction of authentic, criminal, and rhetorical concerns within the chosen speeches, Brenda Griffith-Williams identifies the strengths and weaknesses of every speaker's case and offers a extra balanced evaluate of Isaios's paintings.

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Rivalry between half-brothers with the same father appears to have been the 41 Listed by Osborne (1985b), 55–58. The sixteen cases of homicide or violence comprise two graphai hubreōs, four dikai aikeias, seven dikai phonou and three dikai traumatos ek pronoias. These figures are not, however, directly comparable with those given for inheritance disputes, because Osborne’s catalogue of dikai and graphai, while it includes fragments and cases known only from references in extant speeches, excludes cases attested only by speech titles “because of the unreliability of titular classifications”.

Modern Scholarship Suspicion of rhetorical cleverness is not, of course, confined to the ancient world. 92 Jones’s assessment of Isaios is, nevertheless, essentially positive, reflecting, without moral disapproval, a professional appreciation of the logographer’s efforts to win cases. 93 Wyse’s work on Isaios has two great strengths: his minute attention to textual detail and his recognition that a corpus of forensic speeches cannot be treated as if it were a legal textbook aiming to give an objective account of the law.

203. 102 Harrison (1947), Lewis (1959) and Thompson (1976) have all challenged Wyse’s view that Theopompos, the speaker of Isa. 11, owed his victory against Sositheos to Isaios’s legal chicanery and distortion of fact. A Serbian legal historian, Sima Avramovič, has also sought to rehabilitate Isaios, both in an article on Isa. 9103 and in a more extensive monograph on Isaios and Athenian law. Publication of the latter in an Italian translation104 has made Avramovič’s work accessible to Western scholars, and, in particular, influenced the commentaries of Cobetto Ghiggia on Isa.

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