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Statesman and Orator

Edited by Ian Worthington

© 2001 – Routledge

304 pages

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Paperback: 9780415204576
pub: 2000-10-26
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Demosthenes is often adjudged the statesman par excellence, and his oratory as some of the finest to survive from classical times. Contemporary politicians still quote him in their speeches and for some he is the supreme example of a patriot. This landmark study of this remarkable man and his long career, the first to focus on him for more than 80 years, looks at the background behind this reputation and asks whether it is truly deserved.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General