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By Brenda Griffith-Williams

In "A remark on chosen Speeches of Isaios," Brenda Griffith-Williams deals a clean perception, obtainable to non-Greek readers, into 4 disputed inheritance circumstances 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 felony process as one during which the judges, who had no criminal education, should be simply outwitted through an unscrupulous speechwriter without regard for the reality. by means of addressing the complicated interaction of real, criminal, and rhetorical concerns within the chosen speeches, Brenda Griffith-Williams identifies the strengths and weaknesses of every speaker's case and provides a extra balanced evaluation of Isaios's paintings.

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