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Demosthenes (384—322 bc) Athenian orator and statesman

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Athenian politician, mainly connected with the Atheno‐Macedonian peace of 346. An attempt at negotiations in 348 was thwarted by a graphē paranomōn, though Demosthenes (2) secured Philocrates' acquittal. In 346 he proposed crucial decrees authorizing dispatch of the first embassy, acceptance of peace and alliance by Athens and her allies, and extension of the treaty to Philip II's descendants and political abandonment of Phocis, and he served on associated embassies. Athenian dissatisfaction with the outcome exposed him to prosecution by Hyperides for bribery—alleged evidence included commercial ventures involving wheat and timber (a major Macedonian commodity), house‐building, income from land provided by Philip, and ostentatious sexual and gastronomic self‐indulgence—and he fled into exile (343).

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