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AEschines

AEschines, the famous Athenian orator and rival of Demosthenes, born circa 389 B.C. After fighting at Mantinea, he entered on a political career. He went on an embassy to Philip of Macedon, and subsequently - or perhaps before - advocated peace with that monarch. Demosthenes accused him of receiving bribes, and he retaliated by charging Ctesiphon with illegally proposing to confer on his rival a golden crown. Demosthenes delivered his most famous oration in defence of himself and his friend, with the result that AEschines was exiled. He is said to have established a school of oratory at Rhodes, and afterwards to have lived in Samos, where he died in his 75th year.

“Are you dejected? here is comfort. Are you sinful? here is righteousness. Are you led away with present enjoyments? here you have honours, and pleasures, and all in Christ Jesus. You have a right to common pleasures that others have, and besides them you have interest in others that are everlasting, that shall never fail; so that there is nothing that is dejecting and abasing in man, but there is comfort for it in Christ Jesus.”
–Richard Sibbes, Description of Christ