Regarded as ancient greeces greatest orator demosthenes lived through and helped shape one of the most eventful epochs in antiquity his political career spanned three decades during which time greece fell victim to macedonian control first under philip ii and then alexander the great demosthenes resolute and courageous defiance of philip earned for him a reputation as one of historys . Demosthenes of athens and the fall of classical greece by ian worthington 9780199931958 available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Demosthenes resolute and courageous defiance of philip ii of macedonia earned for him a reputation as one of historys outstanding patriots he also enjoyed a brilliant and lucrative career as a speechwriter and is regarded as greeces greatest orator as proved by the rhetorical style of his surviving speeches yet he was a sickly child who suffered from several physical and speech . Demosthenes of athens and the fall of classical greece has 15 ratings and 2 reviews erik said most educated westerners have probably heard of demosthen. Demosthenes of athens and the fall of classical greece oxford oxford university press 2012 pp xxiv 382 us 35 what most separates the demosthenes of athens from the philip of macedonia is the attention worthington pays to demosthenes political speeches whose arguments are detailed and copiously quoted throughout the work
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