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Demosthenes

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Definition: Great speaker who made a name for himself by speaking out against things and people, among them Philip and Alexander. As a youth, he had a speech impediment. He practiced his orations by speaking with pebbles in his mouth and by shouting to be heard over the ocean waves.

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Ancient Greece
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Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of Demosthenes
More details about the famous man's life.

Quotations of Demosthenes
Read some of his famous sayings.

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