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Demosthenes, Speeches 1-17
Presents the Philippic and Olynthiac speeches--deliberative speeches denouncing Philip of Macedon--plus a letter from Philip to the Athenians
Paperback, 318 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by University of Texas Press
(first published January 1st 2011)
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Demosthenes was a prominent Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens. His orations constitute a significant expression of contemporary Athenian intellectual prowess and provide an insight into the politics and culture of ancient Greece during the 4th century BC. Demosthenes learned rhetoric by studying the speeches of previous great orators. He delivered his first judicial speeches at the age ...moreMore about Demosthenes...