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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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Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes

Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes

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(p.9) 2 Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes
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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/9780199931958.003.0002

This chapter discusses Demosthenes' birth year, family, trouble youth and upbringing, being swindled by his guardians, his successful indictment of them, his early career as a speechwriter, how he overcame his speech defects, his marriage and sexuality and his oratorical style.

Keywords:   Demosthenes, Athens, law courts, suing guardians, forensic oratory, speech impediments, physical defects, Demosthenes’ style

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