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date: 05 June 2020

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Chapter 28 examines Demosthenes’ speeches in public prosecutions and before the Assembly, including speeches delivered during the early part of his career in the aftermath of the Social War and those against Philip II of Macedon delivered starting with the First Philippic (352/1) down to his masterpiece On the Crown at the trial of Ctesiphon in 330. Several of the speeches from the first period of Demosthenes’ career concern public finances, such as Against Leptines and Against Androtion. The chapter considers other speeches early in Demosthenes’ career, namely: Against Timocrates, On the Symmories, Against Aristocrates, For the Megalopolitans, and On the Freedom of the Rhodians. It also discusses Demosthenes’ speeches in opposition to Macedon, including First Philippic, Olynthiacs, Against Meidias, On the Peace, Second Philippic, On Halonnesus, On the False Embassy, On the Chersonese, Third Philippic, Fourth Philippic, and On the Crown.

Keywords: Demosthenes, speeches, public prosecutions, Assembly, Social War, Philip II of Macedon, First Philippic, On the Crown, Against Leptines, Against Androtion

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