(774 words)

b. 384/ 3 BC in Attica;

d. 322 BC in Calauria;

Attic orator and politician.


The following works have been preserved under the name of Demosthenes (Corpus Demosthenicum): 61 orations (some spurious), a collection of 56 proems (partially spurious), and one of six letters (Epist.; probably spurious). T…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Demosthenes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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