Lysias and the Corpus Lysiacum.
University of California Press, Berkeley/LosAngeles, 1968. IX,200p. Cloth wrps. Wrps bit worn. Notae doctae Arnottensis. Pencil annotatiosn from WGA. Personal summary from WGA as well as photocopy of S. USHER, Lysias and his Clients (GRBS, 1976, pp.31-40) loosely inserted. With signature from Prof. W.G. Arnott on free endpaper. Series: Sather Classical Lectures, volume 39. Professor Dover poses the question: 'to what extent, and by what means, is it possible to isolate the work of Lysias himself within the very large number of speeches ascribed to him?' Dover's answer is novel, alarming, and plausible. It is achieved by subtle and penetrating argument, the precise manipulation of stylistic techniques, and above all (...) intellectual common sense and the ability to look at old problems with new, unprejudiced eyes. (...) In Britain we have waited a long time since Jebb for a though-provoking, progressive, detailed study about Lysias. This Dover has now provided, and with its emphasis on methodology we shall never again be able to fall back so comfortably on the flabby cushions of subjective impressions.' (W.G. ARNOTT in The Classical Review (New Series), 1971, p.359-61). From the library of the late Prof. W. Geoffrey Arnott.