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And so this is why the clever performer cannot reproduce the effect of a speech of Demosthenes or Daniel Webster.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Amplification, declamation, and exaggeration were at all times the faults of the Greeks, excepting Demosthenes and Aristotle.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Cobden did the reasoning, Bright supplied the declamation, but like Demosthenes he mingled argument with appeal.
All the orations of Demosthenes exhibit him as a pure and noble patriot, and are full of the loftiest sentiments.
Afterward, during the supremacy of Alexander, Demosthenes was again accused, and suffered exile.
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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).