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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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Demosthenes and Alexander the Great

Demosthenes and Alexander the Great

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Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Ian Worthington

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Alexander's early reign and his dealings with the Greeks before he headed for Asia in 334. It also discusses what Demosthenes was up to during Alexander's reign, when he played a largely inactive role in public life, as well as the abortive war of Agis III of Sparta in 331–330 against Macedonian rule.

Keywords:   Demosthenes, Alexander the Great, Agis III, Sparta

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