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Title: Demosthenes, Volume 1: Olynthiacs 1-3, Philippic 1, On the Peace (L238)
Author: Demosthenes, J H Vince (trans)
Publisher: Harvard University Press; Publication Date: 1930
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780674992634
Volumes: 1; Pages: 640
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The greatest of the Greek orators, Demosthenes has been admired since antiquity for his dynamic style and variety of persuasive techniques, for his "force and effectiveness" and "majesty of utterance" (in Plutarch's words). Especially notable is the way he brings life to speeches by use of vivid detail.The first of the seven volumes of the Demosthenes edition contains nine famous speeches in which he attempted to rouse athenian alarm about Macedonian ambitions: the three Olynthiacs, the four Philippics, On the Peace, and On the Chersonese. Here too are Philip of Macedon's letter to Athens declaring war and the Answer to Philip's letter.