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Sources, Agenda, and Readership

Craig A. Gibson

in Interpreting a Classic

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780520229563
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927308 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520229563.003.0003
Sources, Agenda, and Readership

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This chapter uses the surviving texts to identify the methods, sources, and agendas of the commentators who developed and shaped the transfer and exchange of Demonsthenes' orations. The discussion also aims to reconstruct the intended audiences of the commentators. This chapter concludes that future research on the texts examined may find new ways to connect the commentaries with the ancient readers who used them for a number of purposes.

Keywords: commentators; methods; agendas; sources; orations; audiences; future research; ancient readers

Chapter.  9959 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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