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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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Swaying the Assembly

Swaying the Assembly

(p.129) 6 Swaying the Assembly
Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Ian Worthington

Oxford University Press

This chapter features more of Demosthenes' political speeches, his growing success in the Assembly, and Philip's invasion of the Chalcidice. It also deals with the clash between Demosthenes and Meidias, the rise to political power of Aeschines, and the death throes of the Third Sacred War.

Keywords:   Demosthenes, Philip II, Chalcidice, On Organization, Olynthiacs, Aeschines, Meidias, Third Sacred War

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