INVENTION OF ATHENS
THE FUNERAL ORATION IN THE CLASSICAL CITY
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Traces the different rhetoric, politics, and ideology of funeral orations - epitaphioi - from Thucidydes, Gorgias, Lysias, and Demosthenes to Plato. Arguing that the ceremony of public burial began circa 508-460 BCE, this title demonstrates that the institution of the funeral oration developed under Athenian democracy.