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Democrates
(130 words)

(Δημοκράτης; Dēmokrátēs).

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[1] Attic orator of the 4th cent. BC from Aphidna

Attic orator of the 4th cent. BC from Aphidna, probably an older contemporary of Demosthenes [2] (about 338 BC he is called γέρων (gérōn; old man), cf. Stob. Floril. 3,22,43). As the descendant of  Harmodius or  Aristogeiton, he had a claim to free provisions in the Prytaneion (Hyp. 4,3). He belonged to the Pro-Macedonian party (Hyp. 4,2). He is also mentioned in Aeschin. Leg. 2,17 and Isaeus 6,22.

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Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) and Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg), “Democrates”, 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 27 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e315060>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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