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Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece$
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Ian Worthington

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199931958

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.001.0001

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Poison from the Pen

Poison from the Pen

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(p.326) 15 Poison from the Pen
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Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece
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Ian Worthington

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0015

This chapter discusses Demosthenes in exile; the death of Alexander the Great; the Greek revolt from Macedonian rule (Lamian War); Demosthenes' return to Athens; demand for his surrender by Antipater, regent of Greece; and his flight, capture, and suicide. The chapter concludes with a consideration of Demosthenes' political motives for his career and his posthumous reputation as a politician and orator.

Keywords:   Demosthenes, Lamian War, Alexander the Great, Nachleben

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