demosthenes demosthenes

Definition(s):

  • (n) Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC)

News

  • No kingdom stands divided

    Demosthenes in 344 B.C. spoke a word of correction for us today in his 'Second Oration Against Phillip.' This would have been Phillip of Macedonia and the father of Alexander the megalomaniac.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The News-Star

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  1. "Do you remember," Stevenson said, "that in classical times when Cicero had finished speaking, the people said, 'How well he spoke,' but when Demosthenes had finished speaking, the people said, 'Let us march.' At this hour, Obama is the Democrats'...
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Adlai Stevenson Source: Washington Post

  2. Speaking at prime minister's question time, Mr Cameron said the six deputy leadership hopefuls made the present deputy John Prescott look like "a cross between Ernie Bevin and Demosthenes" - a reference to a Greek orator.
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: David Cameron Source: BBC News

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