(Ἀρχῖνος; Archînos). Athenian, around 404 BC initially an adherent of the political group around Theramenes (Aristot. Ath. Pol. 34,3). Together with Thrasyboulus in 404/3 he launched the struggle against the 30 Tyrants ( Triakonta) from Phyle (Dem. Or. 24,135). After the victory he was a proponent of preserving the general amnesty and opposed to expanding Athenian citizenship (Aristot. Ath. Pol. 40,1 f.). The Ionian alphabet was introduced in Athens at his suggestion in 403/2 (Theop. FGrH 115 F 155; PA, 2526; Traill PAA, 213880.
Cite this pageMeier, Mischa (Bielefeld), “Archinus”, 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 07 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e132560>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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