Chapter

Preamble

Ian Worthington

in Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199931958
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980628 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931958.003.0001
Preamble

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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' youth, upbringing, rhetorical style, and anti-Macedonian policy and discusses the sources on him.

Keywords: Demosthenes; Demosthenes’ style; Athens; Philip II of Macedonia; Alexander the Great; Battle of Chaeronea; Plutarch; Greek history; Greek oratory

Chapter.  2984 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Literature

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