Chapter

Decline and Fall

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/9780199931958.003.0014
Decline and Fall

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This chapter traces Demosthenes' return to the political limelight in 324 when Harpalus, Alexander's treasurer, fled to Athens to incite rebellion; Demosthenes' alleged receipt of bribes from him; his ensuing trial at which he was found guilty; and his flight into self-imposed exile.

Keywords: Demosthenes; Harpalus; rebellion; bribes

Chapter.  6059 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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