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TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Abbreviations Introduction The Athenian Conspiracy and Its Vocabulary Positive Plotting 1. Plotting Homicide 2. Plotting and Other People's Possessions Plotting and Contested Inheritances: Isaeus Plotting and Demosthenes' Inheritance Collusions to Appropriate Contested Inheritances Plotting, Desire, and Damage Plotting Borrowers and Lenders 3. Legal Plots and Traps Plots to Obstruct Litigation: Demosthenes and the Challenge of Antidois The Choregus' Homicide Trial (Ant. 6). Framing in Crime: Andocides Framing in Homicide Legal Traps: Stephanus and Epaenetus Plots and Entrapments: Apollodorus and Nicostratus 4. Political Conspiracies: Plots Against the City and Its Regime Plotting in Aristophanes and Thucydides The Legacy of Oligarchic Conspiracies: Andocides and Hetaireiai The Legacy of Oligarchic Conspiracies: Lysias and the Thirty Plotting Politicians and Public Officials 5. Plotting Legislation and Political Measures Demosthenes, Against Aristocrates (Dem. 23) Demosthenes, Against Timocrates (Dem. 24) Plotting Motions and Honors 6. Foreign and Domestic Plotters 7. International Conspiracies Plotting War: Philip and the Fourth Sacred War Plotting in International Trade Conclusion: Conspiracy Theories, Ancient and Modern Appendix A: Dem. 32 Appendix B: The Date and Background of Aristocrates' Decree Works Cited
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Speeches, addresses, etc., Greek -- History and criticism.
Conspiracies -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- To 1500.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- Greece -- Athens.
Politics and literature -- Greece -- Athens.
Athens (Greece) -- Politics and government.
Conspiracies in literature.