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Demosthenes Line breaks: De¦mos|thenes
Pronunciation: /dɪˈmɒsθəniːz/

Definition of Demosthenes in English:

( 384–322 bc), Athenian orator and statesman. He is best known for his political speeches on the need to resist the aggressive tendencies of Philip II of Macedon (the Philippics).



Pronunciation: /dɛmɒsˈθɛnɪk/

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