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Demosthenes
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(Δημοσθένης; Dēmosthénēs).

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[1] Athenian commander during the Peloponnesian War

Prominent Athenian commander during the Peloponnesian War. Appointed strategos for the first time in 427/6 BC, he entered Aetolia with Western Greek allies so as to be able to attack Boeotia from the west. Through tactical errors D. suffered a severe defea…

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Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld), Engels, Johannes (Cologne), Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald), Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) and Nutton, Vivian (London), “Demosthenes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e315480>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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