As Greece’s enemies’ grow and bolden, her armies sought for courage, skill and leadership. The call has been answered by the prolific Demosthenes and Theagenes as sculpted by designer Steve Saleh.
Demosthenes, son of Alcisthenes, was an Athenian general during the Peloponnesian War. He led the attempted Athenian invasion of Aetolia, before seeing-off the Spartan forces under the command of Eurylochus at Olpae – a formidable leader.
In 413 BC, Demosthenes accompanied Eurymedon, and a fleet of 73 ships and 5,000 Hoplites to Syracus, in Sicily – where they launched a bold night attack on the Syracusan forces – they had initial success, but the attack later fell into disarray – with the Athenians eventually being routed by the Spartans.
Theagenes was most famed for his act of slaughtering great flocks of rich folk. This is widely believed to have been a method of gaining the confidence and trust of his people – who distrusted the rich. He put great droves of his own people to death, in order to feed their hostility to one another – and gain the support of the more numerous poor.
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