(Ἀγόρατος; Agóratos). Metic in Piraeus, son of the slave Eumares. In 409 BC, A. was honoured because of his participation in the murder of the oligarch Phrynichus (GHI2 85; IG I3 102). In 404, he denounced before the council the opponents of the peace treaty with Sparta negotiated by Theramenes. They were sentenced and executed for treason. Later A. received citizenship. After 400 he was brought before the court by means of apagoge by a relative of one of the denounced individuals. Lysias wrote his thirteenth speech for the plaintiff.
Cite this pageSchmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld), “Agoratus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e108430>
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