By Demosthenes, A. T. Murray
Demosthenes (384–322 BCE), orator at Athens, used to be a pleader in legislation courts who later turned additionally a statesman, champion of the previous greatness of his urban and the current resistance of Greece to the increase of Philip of Macedon to supremacy. We own through him political speeches and law-court speeches composed for events in inner most circumstances and political circumstances. His early acceptance because the better of Greek orators rests on his steadfastness of function, his sincerity, his transparent and stinky argument, and his serious keep watch over of language. In his legislation circumstances he's the recommend, in his political speeches a castigator now not of his competitors yet in their politics. Demosthenes supplies us shiny images of private and non-private lifetime of his time. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Demosthenes is in seven volumes.
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For, while the fleet was lying 46 at Thasos, a despatch-boat came from Methone in Macedonia to Thasos, bringing a man with letters from Callistratus to Timomachus, which, as I afterward learned, contained a request that he should send the swiftest-sailing ship he had to bring Callistratus to him. At once, then, at daybreak the next I 35 DEMOSTHENES ovv varepaia dfxa 6 VTTrjperrjs eXdcjv vavv rovs vavra?. cTrel 8e TrX-qprjs rjv, dva^alvei, KctAAtTTTros" o OiAcovo? o Al^ojvevs , Kal (f)pd^ei irpos rov Kv^epvrjTrjv rov cttl Ma/ceSovta?