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Before setting out he persuaded the citizens to pass the death sentence upon
Demosthenes and his followers. His embassy resulted in a peace
disadvantageous to the Athenians. In 319 he was again sent to the Macedonian
court, but either ...
Recreational activities focus on nearby Lake Demopolis, with a 400-mi (640- km)
shoreline, formed by the dam on the Tombigbee. Pop. (1990) 7,512. demos (in
ancient Greece): see deme. Demosthenes (d. 413 bc), Athenian general who ...
Early in 351 Demosthenes delivered a speech against Philip, the so-called "First
Philippic," that established him as the leader of the opposition to Macedonian
imperial ambitions. For the next 29 years Demosthenes never wavered; as
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