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Demosthenes and the islands: On Organization 34

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In his Assembly speech "On Organization", Demosthenes uses the Siphnians and Cythnians – inhabitants of small Cycladic island states – as a negative double example to impress upon his Athenian listeners the importance of sustaining their traditional spirit of geopolitical enterprise. The example has frequently been assimilated to the rhetoric of Athenian disdain for small or weak states, but this paper reassesses it in its speech context, suggesting that Demosthenes is instead specifically us...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1163/1568525X-12342274

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
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Author
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Mnemosyne Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
3
Pages:
501-511
Publication date:
2017-05-16
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EISSN:
1568-525X
ISSN:
0026-7074
URN:
uuid:e72aeb2d-6aa3-429e-81b3-50860954ccfd
Source identifiers:
625672
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pubs:625672

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