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Demosthenes : Statesman and Orator - Ian Worthington

Demosthenes

Statesman and Orator

By: Ian Worthington (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th October 2000
ISBN: 9780415204576
Number Of Pages: 304

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Demosthenes' political power stretched over thirty years. Successive generations have judged him the statesman "par excellence," and his oratory as some of the finest to survive from classical Greece. His reputation is such that he is still quoted in speeches by modern politicians, and is often viewed as the supreme example of a patriot. Yet, conversely, Demosthenes' political career led to the defeat of Greece by Macedon, and the loss of Greek autonomy. In spite of his undoubted individual importance in fourth-century Greek history, recent scholarship has tended to focus on Demosthenes in the context of his era. This volume redresses the balance, with a thoroughgoing study of the man and his career.

List of contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. viii
Speech numbers and titlesp. x
Abbreviationsp. xiv
Introduction: Demosthenes, then and nowp. 1
The road to prominencep. 9
Demosthenes and Philip IIp. 45
Demosthenes' (in)activity during the reign of Alexander the Greatp. 90
Demosthenes and Aeschinesp. 114
Demosthenes and the social historianp. 159
Demosthenes as advocate: the private speechesp. 181
The public speeches of Demosthenesp. 205
Philosophers, politics, academics: Demosthenes' rhetorical reputation in antiquityp. 224
Demosthenes in the underworld: a chapter in the Nachleben of a rhetorp. 246
Bibliographyp. 272
Indexp. 286
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ISBN: 9780415204576
ISBN-10: 0415204577
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th October 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1

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