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[es-kuh-neez or, esp. British, ee-skuh-]
  1. 389–314 b.c., Athenian orator: rival of Demosthenes.
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Historical Examples

  • If so, that was probably because Aeschines had no philosophy of his own.

    The Legacy of Greece


  • An oath was then administered, the form of which is preserved to us by Aeschines.

  • Finally he may became as famous as Demosthenes or Aeschines.

    Essays on the Greek Romances

    Elizabeth Hazelton Haight

  • Accused by Aeschines, he delivered his famous Oration on the Crown.

  • It may be urged with some force that the mother of Aeschines introduced foreign, novel and possibly savage rites.

British Dictionary definitions for aeschines


  1. ?389–?314 bc, Athenian orator; the main political opponent of Demosthenes
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