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Michael Gagarin, Antiphon the Athenian: Oratory, Law, and Justice in the Age of the Sophists
University of Texas Press | ISBN 0292728417 | 2002 | PDF | 1.3 MB | 229 pages
Antiphon (ca. 480 – 411) was the first “logographer” (speechwriter); he began writing speeches for use in the lawcourts about 430 – 425. Greeks had been giving speeches, of course, in many different settings from the time of Homer and undoubtedly earlier, but Antiphon was the first to write down a speech for delivery in court.3 We can plausibly connect this innovation with the earliest report of his career (Thucydides 8.68) that, although he had great skill with words, he did not like to appear in public but confined himself to giving advice to others who were involved in legal or political disputes.