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5th September 2017

Demosthenes is typically remembered as Democratic Athens’ last great orator, the man who started and lost a disastrous war with Phillip of Macedon (the father of Alexander the Great). For our purposes, however, his Father is more interesting, a new man, of no particular standing, he managed to accumulate a large fortune of 10 talents (c. £12m) by investing his money in three different ways.


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