Demosthenes : Statesman and Orator

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Demosthenes is often adjudged the statesman par excellence, and his oratory as some of the finest to survive from classical times. Contemporary politicians still quote him in their speeches and for some he is the supreme example of a patriot. This landmark study of this remarkable man and his long career, the first to focus on him for more than 80 years, looks at the background behind this reputation and asks whether it is truly deserved.
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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20.57mm | 476g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415204569
  • 9780415204569

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Introduction: Demosthenes, then and now, Ian Worthington; the road to prominence, E. Badian; Demosthenes and Philip II, T.T.B. Ryder; Demosthenes' (in)activity during the reign of Alexander the Great, Ian Worthington; Demosthenes and Aeschines, John Buckler; Demosthenes and the social historian, Mark Golden; Demosthenes as advocate - the private speeches, David C. Mirhady; the public speeches of Demosthenes, R.D. Milns; philosophers, politics, acadenics - Demosthenes' rhetorical reputation in antiquity, Craig Cooper; demosthenes in the underworld - a chapter in the nachleben of a rhetor, Phillip Harding.
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