Chapter

Poison from the Pen

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/9780199931958.003.0015
Poison from the Pen

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This chapter discusses Demosthenes in exile; the death of Alexander the Great; the Greek revolt from Macedonian rule (Lamian War); Demosthenes' return to Athens; demand for his surrender by Antipater, regent of Greece; and his flight, capture, and suicide. The chapter concludes with a consideration of Demosthenes' political motives for his career and his posthumous reputation as a politician and orator.

Keywords: Demosthenes; Lamian War; Alexander the Great; Nachleben

Chapter.  7281 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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