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SOURCE:    Manuscript. Tambov: Gramota, 2019. № 12. P. 85-88.
SCIENTIFIC AREA:    Historical Sciences and Archeology
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Aleksandrova Ol'ga Igorevna
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Submitted: 28.10.2019
Abstract. The article tries to clarify whether the speech of the Athenian orator Lysias "On the Murder of Eratosthenes" is a real defence speech or it can be considered as a literary exercise aimed to sharpen the logographer’s skills. Considering arguments in favour of the latter, the author concludes that, though the whole set of arguments allows proposing such a hypothesis, each of them separately seems quite controversial. In the author’s opinion, Lysias’s speech is a literary interpretation of a real criminal case that occurred in Athens at the end of the V century B.C.
Key words and phrases: Лисий, Эратосфен, ораторы, судебные речи, Афины, Тридцать тиранов, Lysias, Eratosthenes, orators, courtroom speeches, Athens, The Thirty Tyrants
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