Title

Documents in the case: Demosthenes 23-24

Abstract

In Demosthenes' speeches we find documentary versions of laws and decrees which were not included in the prepared text nor (apparently) in early versions for circulation. Recent work on manuscript stichometry suggests a pattern in what appear to be the earliest inserts. In Demosthenes 23 and 24, in cases against unlawful legislation, a significant set of documents was included in the line-count edition; these largely correspond to the paragegrammenoi nomoi, the opposing laws listed in the indictment. This finding suggests that the early editor either had that indictment in hand or attempted to reconstruct it.

Department(s)

Modern and Classical Languages

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2016

Journal Title

Transactions of the American Philological Association

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