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Aristion
(181 words)

(Ἀριστίων; Aristíōn).

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[1] Epicurean philosopher, ' Tyrant' of Athens (88-86 BC)

Epicurean philosopher, who, in 88 BC, became very influential in Athens with the help of  Mithridates VI (‘Tyrant’). In order to win the Greeks over to Mithridates, A. supported  Archelaus, e.g. in the battle against the proquaestor Q. Braetius Sura at  Chaeronea. In the spring of 87 BC, he retreated from  Sulla back to Athens. The city fell on 1 March …

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) and Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Aristion”, 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 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e135530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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