). An Athenian orator, who belonged to the
Macedonian party, and was a bitter enemy of Demosthenes. He was put to death by Antipater in
B.C. 318. Demades was a man without principle, but a vigorous and brilliant orator, always
speaking extemporaneously, and with such freshness and force as to rival Demosthenes himself.
A long fragment of an oration (Περὶ Δωδεκαετίας
) bears the
name of Demades, but is probably spurious.