Demosthenes (384-322), Roman copy of a statue by
Polyeuktos, erected in the Athenian market place
two years after his death, c.260 B.C. - British Museum,
NOTE: a knitted brow and compresed lips are
suggestive of an inner struggle of a troubled mind.
Demosthenes advocated resistance against Philip II
of Macedonia. His opposition eventually forced him
to commit suicide. Also note the great similarity of
this copy with another Roman copy at the National
Archeology Museum in Athens, Greece.
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