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Resisting Philip

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/9780199931958.003.0008
Resisting Philip

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This chapter examines the uneasy aftermath of the Peace of Philocrates, Philip's plans to amend the peace, and Demosthenes' adverse reaction to them in his next political speeches as well as his indictment in the so-called false embassy trial of Aeschines for corruption during the diplomatic negotiations with Philip in 346.

Keywords: Demosthenes; Philip II; Peace of Philocrates; Philippic 2; Aeschines; False Embassy Trial

Chapter.  10796 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Literature

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