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Demosthenes and His Time: A Study in Defeat


This book draws on a wide range of evidence to study the history of Athens from 386 to 322 B.C. Taking a sympathetic view of the Second Athenian League, Sealey focuses on the career of Demosthenes to provide important insights into Athenian politics and policies. Demosthenes experienced repeated setbacks in his early attempts at public activity, but found his mission as a statesman in the conflict with Macedon and subsequently became the leading man in Athens. Sealey rejects theories that assume programmatic divisions among ...

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Demosthenes and His Time: A Study in Defeat
1993, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195079289


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