Coan promotions and the authorship of the Presbeutikos.

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This article argues that the Presbeutikos Thessalou (Ambassadorial Oration of Thessalus), a seminal text of the Hippocratic pseudepigrapha, is an excerpt of the lost third century BCE historical work Ta Kôaka (History of Cos) of Macareus. It further argues that the rhetoric of the speech derives from ambassadorial speeches delivered by Coan embassies, of… (More)

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