Definition of Demosthenes

1. Noun. Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC).

Definition of Demosthenes

1. Proper noun. An an ancient Greek name, famously borne by the Athenian statesman and orator of 4th century BC. ¹

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Literary usage of Demosthenes

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1. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"CONDUCT OF demosthenes REVIEWED. the very passing of the decree implied great fear of Alexander. If Harpalus, on being publicly questioned in the ..."

2. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch, John Langhorne, William Langhorne (1857)
"demosthenes AND CICERO COMPARED. THESE are the most memorable circumstances in the lives of demosthenes aud Cicero thatcould be collected from tlie ..."

3. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1900)
"demosthenes conceived the plan of reducing the Aetolians, so thai he could then operate from the west on Doris and Boeotia, without the danger of his ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"And, in this final crisis, demosthenes was the embodied energy ot Athens. It was demosthenes who ... It was demosthenes who, when Philip had already seized ..."

5. The History of Ancient Art by Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1872)
"Although we had reason to believe that the likeness of demosthenes had been ... It is about sixteen inches in height, and represents demosthenes in advanced ..."

6. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"Is. The parts veré originally published 1756, 6,70, with a bust of demosthenes anil a map of ancient Greece. This edition is inferior to he later ones—1770, ..."

7. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1876)
"demosthenes, after the lawsuit with his guardians, sought to repair the fortunes which they had brought low by working in the calling which such men as ..."

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