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Greek Orators VII: Demosthenes 8: On the Chersonese

Stephen Clarke

Abstract

Demosthenes’ oration On the Chersonese is a masterpiece of rhetorical brilliance and contains some of the best examples of his skill as a political orator, coming as one of his final surviving speeches in the corpus. It was delivered to the Athenians in 341 BC, at a time of turbulent events when Athens was coming under increasing pressure resulting from the actions of Philip of Macedon. The Chersonese was a region of great importance for Athens. At the time of the speech, Philip was in the middle of an extensive military and diplomatic campaign in Thrace that would threaten the security of the ... More

Keywords: Demonsthenes, Chersonese, Athenians, Athens, Philip of Macedon, Diopeithes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622447
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622447.001.0001

Authors

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Stephen Clarke, author