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Demosthenes and his time : a study in defeat

Author: Raphael Sealey
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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Taking a sympathetic view of the Second Athenian League, Sealey focuses on the career of Demosthenes to provide insights into Athenian politics and policies. Demosthenes experienced repeated setbacks in his early attempts at public activity, but found his mission as a statesman in the conflict with Macedon and subsequently became the leading man in Athens. Sealey rejects theories that assume programmatic divisions  Read more...
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Named Person: Demosthenes.; Demosthenes; Démosthène; Demosthenes.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raphael Sealey
ISBN: 0195079280 9780195079289
OCLC Number: 26054248
Description: x, 340 p. : map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Subject --
1. The Crisis of 387/6 --
2. The Athenians and Their Environment --
3. Athens and the New League --
4. Destabilization in the North --
5. Before and After the Social War --
6. War and Peace in the North --
7. The Athenians Frustrated --
8. The Athenians Defeated --
Appendix 1. The Transmission of the Demosthenic Corpus --
Appendix 2. Questions of Authenticity of Some Demosthenic Speeches --
Appendix 3. Autonomia --
Appendix 4. Dates in the Early Life of Demosthenes --
Appendix 5. Chronological Notes on the 360s --
Appendix 6. The Theoric Fund --
Appendix 7. Euboia 343-340 --
Appendix 8. The Chronology of the Scandal of Harpalos --
Appendix 9. The Athenian Calendars.
Responsibility: Raphael Sealey.
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A study of the political history of Greece, particularly in relation to Athens, from 386 to 322 BC.  Read more...

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