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Athenion
(484 words)

(Ἀθηνίων; Athēníōn).

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[1] Peripatetic rhetorician in Athens

Peripatetic rhetorician in Athens (different from  Aristion [1. 341-343]), only known from the polemic party of  Posidonius (FGrH 87 fr. 36). Sent from Athens to  Mithridates VI in 88 BC, taken up by him among his φίλοι (phíloi, friends), he won the support of the people with …

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), Meister, Klaus (Berlin), Michel, Simone (Hamburg), Ameling, Walter (Jena) and Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen), “Athenion”, 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 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e205990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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