Abstract

summary:

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.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2575-7199
Print ISSN
2575-7180
Pages
pp. 37-60
Launched on MUSE
2016-05-26
Open Access
No
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