Aeschines' Against Ctesiphon and Demosthenes' On the Crown

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

These speeches were delivered on the occasion of Aeschines' prosecution of Ctesiphon, which was in fact a pretext to attack Demosthenes and the politics he had supported during the war against Macedonia. With his defence speech Demosthenes won the trial.

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Aeschines' Against Ctesiphon and Demosthenes' On the Crown". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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