By Demosthenes, A. T. Murray
Demosthenes (384–322 BCE), orator at Athens, used to be a pleader in legislation courts who later grew to become additionally a statesman, champion of the prior greatness of his urban and the current resistance of Greece to the increase of Philip of Macedon to supremacy. We own by way of him political speeches and law-court speeches composed for events in deepest circumstances and political circumstances. His early acceptance because the better of Greek orators rests on his steadfastness of goal, his sincerity, his transparent and smelly argument, and his critical keep an eye on of language. In his legislation instances he's the suggest, in his political speeches a castigator now not of his competitors yet in their politics. Demosthenes supplies us brilliant photos of private and non-private lifetime of his time. The Loeb Classical Library version of Demosthenes is in seven volumes.
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Demosthenes: Orations (50-58). Private Cases In Neaeram (59) (Loeb Classical Library No. 351) by Demosthenes, A. T. Murray