Demosthenes the Orator
In the most comprehensive account available of the texts of Demosthenes, Douglas M. MacDowell describes and assesses all of the great orator's speeches, including those for the lawcourts as well as the addresses to the Ekklesia. Besides the genuine speeches, MacDowell also covers those which have probably wrongly been ascribed to Demosthenes, such as the ones written for delivery by Apollodorus; and he considers too the Epistles, the Prooemia, and the puzzling Erotic Speech.
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11Citizenship and disfranchisement
12The Peace of Philokrates
13War and defeat
14The case of the crown
16The letters and the final years
Index of Sources
8The young politician
9Assault and the rule of law
10Trade and industry
Index of Subjects
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