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date: 16 June 2019

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This handbook examines the rhetorical nature and techniques of Demosthenes’ speeches. It consists of essays written by scholars representing a diverse range of disciplines who offer their insights on the Greek orator, his actions, policies, and works. It also considers Demosthenes’ key institutional, political, social, and cultural contexts in relation to his speeches and actions. This volume shows how these different areas—the man, his rhetoric, his political activity, and the various contexts—are interlinked and illustrate one another.

Keywords: Demosthenes, speeches, public rhetoric, politics, daily life, Athens, historical sources, historical contexts

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