On the Crown

On the Crown

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...fact, until the nineteenth cf Elaphebohon--he had no suspicion of the loyalty and political honesty of Aescliines1. There can be little doubt that Philocrates was already secured for Philip's interest; and it was not long before Aeschines (perhaps honestly at first) was acting with him to gain Philip's ends. 22. Immediately after the return of the embassy Demosthenes proposed two decrees in the Senate to secure peace at the earliest moment. The Great Dionysiac festival was approaching, during which all public business would be suspended. These decrees enacted that safe-conduct should be granted to Philip's envoys and herald, who were now on their way to Athens, and that the Prytanes should call a special meeting of the Assembly, to be held on the eighth of Elaphebolion (April 5) if Philip's embassy should then have arrived, to discuss terms of peace. The envoys came too late for this day; but after their arrival Demosthenes proposed another decree appointing the eighteenth and nineteenth of Elaphebolion (April 15 and 16), after-the Dionysia, for two meetings, in which both peace and alliance with Philip should be considered. The two meetings were held on the appointed days, and the Macedonian envoys, Antipater, Parmenio, and probably Eurylochus, were present during a part ofTheT sessions. Demosthenes, as senator, showed the distinguished envoys all proper courtesies, and proposed decrees to admit them to the Assembly and to make them guests of honour at the Dionysia. He personally escorted them to the theatre, where curtains had been provided to shield them from the early morning air and cushions to cover the stone seats. And when they departed for home he hired three yoke of mules for them and escorted them to Thebes. 23. One of the...show more

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