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The World's Famous Orations

VOL. I

GREECE

432 B.C.–324 B.C.

THE
WORLD'S
FAMOUS
ORATIONS


WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

FRANCIS W. HALSEY
ASSOCIATE EDITOR

SUBSCRIPTION EDITION
IN TEN VOLUMES

Vol. I
GREECE

FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY
New York and London

Copyright 1906 by

FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY

Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS
 

Vol. I—Greece (432 B.C.—324 B.C.)
Page
Preface v
Introduction x
AchillesHis Reply to the Envoys (Legendary) 3
Pericles—I In Favor of the Peloponnesian War (432 B.C.) 9
     II On Those Who Died in the War (430 B.C.) 16
    III In Defense of Himself (430 B.C.) 27
CleonOn the Punishment of the Mytileneans (427 B.C.) 34
Alcibiades—I In Support of the Athenian Expedition to Sicily (414 B.C.) 41
  II To the Spartans (413 B.C.) 47
NiciasAgainst the Sicilian Expedition (414 B.C.) 49
HermocratesOn the Union of Sicily Against Invaders (416 B.C.) 55
LysiasAgainst Eratosthenes (403 B.C.) 61
Socrates—I In His Own Defense (399 B.C.) 65
   II On Being Declared Guilty (399 B.C.) 77
  III On Being Condemned to Death (399 B.C.) 82
IsocratesOn the Union of Greece to Resist Persia (380 B.C.) 89
IsaeusIn the Suit Against Dicæogenes and Leochares 101
Demosthenes—I The Second Oration Against Philip (344 B.C.) 110
    II On the State of the Chersonesus (342 B.C.) 120
   III On the Crown (330 B.C.) 143
AeschinesAgainst Ctesiphon; or, On the Crown (330 B.C.) 186
DinarchusAgainst Demosthenes (324 B.C.) 233