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  Demochares - LoveToKnow 1911
In 280 he induced the Athenians to erect a public monument in honour of his uncle with a suitable inscription.
Although a friend of the Stoic Zeno, Demochares regarded all other philosophers as the enemies of freedom, and in 306 supported the proposal of one Sophocles, advocating their expulsion from Attica.
According to Cicero (Brutus, 83) Demochares was the author of a history of his own times, written in an oratorical rather than a historical style.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Demochares   (348 words)

On the restoration of the democracy by Demetrius Poliorcetes in 307 he occupied a prominent position, but was banished in 303 for having ridiculed the decree of Stratocles, which contained a fulsome eulogy of Demetrius.
Demochares was recalled in 298, and during the next four years he fortified and equipped the city with provisions and ammunition.
In 296 (or 295) he was again banished for having concluded an alliance with the Boeotians, and did not return until 287 (or 286).
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/Demochares.html   (477 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 973 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
He inherited the true patriotic sentiments of his great uncle, though it cannot perhaps be denied, that in his mode of acting and speaking he transgressed the boundaries of a proper freedom and carried it to the verge of impudence.
307 by Demetrius Poliorcetes, Demochares was at the head of the patriotic party, and remained in that position till b.
Demochares developed his talents and principles in all probability under the direction of Demos­thenes, and he came forward as a public orator as early as b.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/0979.html   (1000 words)

Demochares, nephew of Demosthenes, an Athenian orator and stateman, was one of the few distinguished Athenians in the period of decline.
He is first heard of in 322, when he spoke in vain against the surrender of Demosthenes and the other anti-Macedonian orators demanded by Antipater.
According to Cicero, Demochares was the author of a history of his own times, written in an oratorical rather than a historical style.
www.nndb.com /people/433/000097142   (243 words)

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