Demosthenes and Alexander the Great

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:
Demosthenes and Alexander the Great

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This chapter discusses Alexander's early reign and his dealings with the Greeks before he headed for Asia in 334. It also discusses what Demosthenes was up to during Alexander's reign, when he played a largely inactive role in public life, as well as the abortive war of Agis III of Sparta in 331–330 against Macedonian rule.

Keywords: Demosthenes; Alexander the Great; Agis III; Sparta

Chapter.  7300 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Literature

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