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Against older views that accepted his allegations, both about Philip and about some of his fellow political leaders, at face value and that saw him as fighting a lone patriotic hand against Athens’ deadly enemy, it has more recently been argued that his repeated allegations of bribery are unfounded; that some of his complaints of Macedonian interference in the affairs of Greek cities are tendentious at best, mendacious at worst; and that his entire strategy was based on a false view of Philip as ill disposed towards Athens.

London. , 1963: The Art of Persuasion in Greece. Princeton. Kerferd, G. , 1981: The Sophistic Movement. Cambridge. indb xxxi 10/5/11 11:03:04 AM series introduction xxxi 1 drachma = 6 obols 1 mina = 100 drachmas 1 talent = 60 minas (6,000 drachmas) It is impossible to give an accurate equivalence in terms of modern currency, but it may be helpful to remember that the daily wage of some skilled workers was a drachma in the mid-fifth century and 2–2½ drachmas in the later fourth century. Thus it may not be too misleading to think of a drachma as worth about $50 or 33 and a talent as about $300,000 or 200,000 in 1997 currency.

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