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date: 27 May 2024

Dēmosthenēs 2 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

(384–322 bc),the greatest Athenian orator. When Demosthenes was 7 years old, his father died, leaving the management of his estate to his brothers and a friend. The trustees mismanaged the business, and Demosthenes at the age of 18 found himself almost without resources. He claimed his patrimony from his guardians, who spent three years in attempts to compromise. In the mean time, he was studying rhetoric and legal procedure under ... ...

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