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Demosthenes Demosthenes (c. 384-322 BC) was an Athenian orator and politician.

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From 351 BC he led the party that advocated resistance to the growing power of Philip of Macedon, and in his Philippics incited the Athenians to war.

This policy resulted in the defeat of Chaeronea in 338, and the establishment of Macedonian supremacy.

After the death of Alexander he organized a revolt; when it failed, he took poison to avoid capture by the Macedonians.

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Demosthenes was a prominent Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens.

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Date Added: 23 December '11


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