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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, Son of Demosthenes

Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes

(p.9) 2 Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes
Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Ian Worthington

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Demosthenes' birth year, family, trouble youth and upbringing, being swindled by his guardians, his successful indictment of them, his early career as a speechwriter, how he overcame his speech defects, his marriage and sexuality and his oratorical style.

Keywords:   Demosthenes, Athens, law courts, suing guardians, forensic oratory, speech impediments, physical defects, Demosthenes’ style

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