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Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes

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/9780199931958.003.0002
Demosthenes, Son of Demosthenes

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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

Chapter.  13532 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Literature

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