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Hapax Legomena in the “Speeches of Apollodoros” and their Relation to the Corpus Demosthenicum

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This chapter discusses the contribution of Demosthenes, an author fundamental to Greek literature in many respects and reviews the task of researching his hapax legomena. The study of the "relative hapax" allows the reader to reach interesting results concerning the authenticity and chronology of the speeches collected within the so-called "Corpus Demosthenicum". The chapter focuses on the hard task of locating the Demosthenic hapax in the full, "absolute", sense, i.e., within all extant Greek literature. It also identifies some differences with regard to a group of speeches known as the "Speeches of Apollodoros". The speeches are divided into four main groups: political speeches before the assembly; political-judicial speeches; private speeches; and epideictic speeches, prologues and letters. Within the group of doubtful speeches or those that are clearly inauthentic, the so-called "speeches of Apollodoros" are traditionally integrated into the Demosthenic corpus.

Keywords: Corpus Demosthenicum; Greek literature; hapax legomena; political-judicial speeches; prologues; Speeches of Apollodoros

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