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Works by Demosthenes

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Demosthenes (384322 BCE), orator at Athens, was a pleader in law courts who later became also a statesman, champion of the past greatness of his city and the present resistance of Greece to the rise of Philip of Macedon to supremacy. We possess by him political speeches and law-court speeches composed for parties in private cases and political cases. His early reputation as the best of Greek orators rests on his steadfastness of purpose, his sincerity, his clear and pungent argument, and his severe control of language. In his law cases he is the advocate, in his political speeches a castigator not of his opponents but of their politics. Demosthenes gives us vivid pictures of public and private life of his time. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Demosthenes is in seven volumes. The first of the seven volumes of the Demosthenes edition contains nine famous speeches in which he attempted to rouse athenian alarm about Macedonian ambitions: the three Olynthiacs, the four Philippics, On the Peace, and On the Chersonese. Here too are Philip of Macedon's letter to Athens declaring war and the Answer to Philip's letter.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674992634
ISBN-10: 0674992636
Format: Hardback
(170mm x 110mm x 33mm)
Pages: 631
Imprint: LOEB
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1930
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Demosthenes

Selected Speeches by Demosthenes Selected Speeches, Paperback (May 2014)

Demosthenes was one of the greatest of the classic Athenian orators. He wrote for the courts in public and private cases and in major political trials and is a major source for the history of Athens' struggle against Macedon. This is the widest selection of his speeches in a single volume.

Olynthiac Speeches of Demosthenes by Demosthenes Olynthiac Speeches of Demosthenes, Paperback (August 2013)

Originally published in 1915, this book contains the Greek text of Demosthenes' orations urging aid to the Olynthians.

Demosthenis Orationes I by Demosthenes Demosthenis Orationes I, Hardback (March 2002)

This is the first of four volumes - intended to replace the previous OCT - of the great Athenian orator Demosthenes (fourth century BC); it is based on fresh and thorough study of the evidence by Professor Dilts, an accomplished Greek scholar.

Demosthenes: On the Crown by Demosthenes Demosthenes: On the Crown, Paperback (June 2001)

A text, with introduction and commentary, of a speech by the ancient Greek orator Demosthenes.

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