Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Demosthenes by Ian Worthington

Demosthenes' political power, set against the reigns of Philip II and Alexander the Great of Macedon, stretched over thirty years. Successive generations have judged him the statesman par excellence , and his oratory as some of the finest to survive from classical Greece. His reputation is such that he is still quoted in speeches by modern politicians, and is often viewed as the supreme example of a patriot. Yet, conversely, Demosthenes' political career led to the defeat of Greece by Macedon, and the loss of Greek autonomy. In spite of his undoubted individual importance in fourth-century Greek history, recent scholarship has tended to focus on Demosthenes in the context of his era. This volume redresses the balance, with a thoroughgoing study of the man and his career. Leading scholars discuss Demosthenes' emergence on the political scene; the validity of his anti-Macedonian policy as it affected Athens and Greece; how his speeches came to be regarded so highly, and whether their reputation is justified; and his influence as both statesman and orator. This cohesive and comprehensive work is a landmark in the study of Demosthenes. It will be of immense value to all students and scholars of classical Greek history and oratory.

Buy Demosthenes by Ian Worthington from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415204576
ISBN-10: 0415204577
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Demosthenes by Ian Worthington

Book Reviews - Demosthenes by Ian Worthington

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Demosthenes book by Ian Worthington and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Ian Worthington

By the Spear by Ian Worthington
Paperback, November 2016
Ptolemy I by Ian Worthington
Hardback, November 2016
Lives of the Attic Orators by Ian Worthington
Paperback, February 2015