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Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece$
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Ian Worthington

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199931958

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.001.0001

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“Politicians and Heroes”

(p.1) 1 Preamble
Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Ian Worthington

Oxford University Press

This chapter serves as an introduction to the book, mentioning the aftermath of the battle of Chaeronea and moving to Demosthenes' failed policy to resist Philip. This chapter outlines Demosthenes' youth, upbringing, rhetorical style, and anti-Macedonian policy and discusses the sources on him.

Keywords:   Demosthenes, Demosthenes’ style, Athens, Philip II of Macedonia, Alexander the Great, Battle of Chaeronea, Plutarch, Greek history, Greek oratory

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