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It would be easy to find a Philip in modern times, but where shall we find a Demosthenes?Essays|David Hume
As far as regards Demosthenes, I think we may fairly conclude that the story is apocryphal.
These are the most memorable circumstances recorded in history of Demosthenes and Cicero which have come to our knowledge.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch|Plutarch
With a few necessary alterations a speech of Demosthenes could easily be delivered to-day, and it would be successful.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
On the other hand, he never mentions Demosthenes nor quotes him in the Rhetoric.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for Demosthenes
Cultural definitions for Demosthenes
The greatest orator of ancient Greece. Demosthenes is said to have overcome a childhood stutter by forcing himself to speak with pebbles in his mouth. He delivered speeches called Philippics attacking King Philip of Macedon, who was an enemy of Demosthenes' city of Athens (see also Athens).