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'Even if everyone else succumbs to slavery, we must still fight for our freedom.'
Admired by many in the ancient world as the greatest of the classic Athenian orators, Demosthenes was intimately involved in the political events of his day. As well as showing a master orator at work, his speeches are a prime source for the history of the period, when Athens was engaged in a
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published May 1st 2014)
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Daniel Bennett
Sep 21, 2016 Daniel Bennett rated it it was amazing
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One of the best books of select orations from antiquity. Demosthenes has a variable style which makes reading each speech individually very rewarding. I highly encourage classicists, rhetoricians, politicians, and political scientists to read this work, as well as other speeches given by Demosthenes and his contemporaries.
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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 ...more
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