Erudite and urbane, a scion of the Peripatos, Demetrius of Phalerum ruled Athenian political lifestyles for a decade (317-307 B.C.E.) with Macedonian help. seen by means of a few because the embodiment of the longed-for 'philosopher-king', Demetrius has been visible a try case for the interaction of philosophical education and political praxis in antiquity. This booklet, via an in depth re-evaluation of the fragmentary and diffuse testimonia for Demetrius decade, argues that one of these view misunderstands his legislative, constitutional and monetary reforms, which may still otherwise be obvious in the context of Macedonian suzerainty, Athenian self-interest, and modern social adjustments. the sort of context additionally gives a greater knowing of the dynamic family among the Macedonian generals and the preeminent Greek urban on the sunrise of the Hellenistic period.