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On the false embassy (oration 19)

Author: Demosthenes.; Douglas M MacDowell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"In 346 BC the Athenians negotiated a peace-treaty with King Philip II of Macedon, but afterwards one of the Athenian ambassadors, Demosthenes, accused another, Aiskhines, of accepting a bribe from Philip to contrive that the terms of the treaty should be favourable to him. The case came to trial three years later, and On the False Embassy is the speech which Demosthenes prepared for the prosecution. It is one of
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
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Named Person: Demosthenes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Demosthenes.; Douglas M MacDowell
ISBN: 0198153031 9780198153030
OCLC Number: 43728974
Language Note: Text in Greek and English; commentary in English.
Description: xviii, 368 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Demosthenes ; edited with introduction, translation, and commentary by Douglas M. MacDowell.
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On the False Embassy is the speech which Demosthenes wrote for the prosecution of Aiskhines on the charge of accepting a bribe from King Philip of Macedon in 346 BC. This edition includes an  Read more...

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Douglas MacDowell gives text, commentary and English translation, along the same lines as his Demosthenes: Against Meidias (Oxford, 1990). Those who were impressed with that excellent commentary will Read more...

 
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