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29.05.2018

INVITATION TO THE RESEARCH SEMINAR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS Professor Mike Edwards

Thursday, 7 June 2018, at 13.30 Classics Faculty Library (Room 745), School of Philosophy, 7th floor,Panepistimioupoli, Zografou, Athens

INVITATION TO THE RESEARCH SEMINAR

OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS

When: Thursday, 7 June 2018, at 13.30

Where: Classics Faculty Library (Room 745), School of Philosophy, 7th floor, Panepistimioupoli, Zografou, Athens

The Department of Classics, Faculty of Philology, invites you to the lecture of

Professor Mike Edwards

Overseas Fellow of the Onassis Foundation /Professor of Classics,

University of Roehampton, London

entitled

The New Hyperides on the Archimedes Palimpsest.

Professor Sophia Papaioannou

Head of Department

For further information please contact:

        Dr Katerina Carvounis                                       Professor Sophia Papaioannou

kcarvounis@phil.uoa.gr                                         spapaioan@phil.uoa.gr

210-7277613                                                      210-7277380


THE NEW HYPERIDES ON THE ARCHIMEDES PALIMPSEST

PROFESSOR MIKE EDWARDS

OVERSEAS FELLOW OF THE ONASSIS FOUNDATION /PROFESSOR OF CLASSICS,

UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON, LONDON

ABSTRACT

In this talk, I shall start by offering an overview of the history as far as we know it of the Archimedes Palimpsest, a manuscript so called from its main contents, works by the Greek mathematician Archimedes of Syracuse. The palimpsest, however, contains other works, including fragments of two speeches by the orator Hyperides, and I shall continue by relating my role in the decipherment of the folia containing Hyperides’ speech Against Diondas. I shall conclude by making some observations on what this text tells us about the rhetorical tactics of Demosthenes and his supporters in the wake of the defeat at Chaeronea.