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Demosthenes of Athens and the fall of classical Greece

Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first ever biography of Demosthenes written in English for a popular audience, set against the rich backdrop of late classical Greece and Macedonia

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Demosthenes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Worthington
ISBN: 9780199931958 019993195X
OCLC Number: 820942682
Description: 382 s
Contents: Preface ; Acknowledgements ; List of Illustrations and Maps ; Demosthenes' Life: The Main Events ; Speech Numbers and Titles ; Quotations and Abbreviations ; Chapter 1. Preamble: "Politicians and Heroes" ; Chapter 2. Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes ; Chapter 3. Greece and the Awakening of Macedonia ; Chapter 4. Into the Public Eye ; Chapter 5. The Aspiring Politician ; Chapter 6. Swaying the Assembly ; Chapter 7. An Uneasy Peace ; Chapter 8. Resisting Philip ; Chapter 9. "Speeches Like Soldiers" ; Chapter 10. The End of Greek Freedom ; Chapter 11. "For the Conqueror, Death" ; Chapter 12. Demosthenes and Alexander the Great ; Chapter 13. The Crown Trial ; Chapter 14. Decline and Fall ; Chapter 15. Poison from the Pen ; Appendix: Ancient Coinage and Months of the Attic Year ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Ian Worthington

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