Demosthenes

Demosthenes

by Ian Worthington
     
 

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415204569
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/26/2000
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Speech numbers and titles
Abbreviations
Introduction: Demosthenes, then and now1
1The road to prominence9
2Demosthenes and Philip II45
3Demosthenes' (in)activity during the reign of Alexander the Great90
4Demosthenes and Aeschines114
5Demosthenes and the social historian159
6Demosthenes as advocate: the private speeches181
7The public speeches of Demosthenes205
8Philosophers, politics, academics: Demosthenes' rhetorical reputation in antiquity224
9Demosthenes in the underworld: a chapter in the Nachleben of a rhetor246
Bibliography272
Index286

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