Many critics, ancient and modern, have regarded this as the greatest of all Demosthenes’ political orations. The lessons of history (from the. P. Francis, ; Philippics, T. Leland, ; Philippics (Orations of. Demosthenes on occasions of public deliberation, of Dinarchus against. Demosthenes, of. Complete summary of Demosthenes’ The Philippics. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Philippics.

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Since, however, it is our fortune to be still debating a point on which they have often spoken before, I can safely claim your indulgence if I am the first to rise and address you. For if in the past their advice had been sound, there would be no need for deliberation today.


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