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Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes

Ian Worthington

in Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

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 ... More


Preamble: “Politicians and Heroes”

Ian Worthington

in Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199931958
eISBN:
9780199980628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter serves as an introduction to the book, mentioning the aftermath of the battle of Chaeronea and moving to Demosthenes' failed policy to resist Philip. This chapter outlines Demosthenes' ... More


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