Chapter

The Crown Trial

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/9780199931958.003.0013
The Crown Trial

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This chapter is devoted to the crown trial of 330, when Aeschines indicted Ctesiphon for proposing a crown for Demosthenes in 336 for his services to the state, and Demosthenes ended up delivering the defense speech. It justified his politics and Ctesiphon was acquitted.

Keywords: Demosthenes; Aeschines; Ctesiphon; crown trial

Chapter.  6433 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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