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Demosthenes

Orations. Private Cases in Neaeram

Demosthenes( )
Author: Demosthenes,
Murray, A. T.
Series title:Loeb Classical Library
ISBN:978-0-674-99386-0
Publication Date:Jan 1939
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

Demosthenes (384-322 BCE), orator at Athens, was a pleader in law courts who also became a champion of Athenian greatness and Greek resistance to Philip of Macedon. His steadfastness, pungent argument, and control of language gained him early reputation as the best of Greek orators, and his works provide vivid pictures of contemporary life.

Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.407 x 6.552 x 0.952 Inches
Book Weight:0.752 Pounds
Author Biography
Demosthenes (Author)
Demosthenes, the orator, is said to have had to conquer an originally ineffective vocal delivery. After years of private law practice, he delivered the first of his three Philippics against Philip of Macedon in 351 B.C. He saw danger to Athens in the tyrannical expansion of the Macedonian state, but his passionate and compelling exhortations did not save the Greeks from defeat at Chaeronea in 338 B.C. Exiled in 324 B.C., he was recalled after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Again, he tried to organize the Greek resistance but failed and was forced to flee when Athens was taken. He took poison to avoid capture. His speeches are characterized by deep sincerity, prodigious power of verbal suggestion, and intricate structure.

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