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(Δημῶναξ; Dēmônax or Δαμῶναξ; Damônax).

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[1] D. of Mantinea Arbitrator in Cyrene about 550 BC

Respected aristocrat who was appointed as ‘arbitrator’ (καταρτιστήρ; katartistḗr) in  Cyrene about 550 BC on the advice of the Delphic Oracle (Hdt. 4,161). To resolve the internal conflicts, D. reformed the three phylai in which he redistributed the different groups of colonists and immigrants,…

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Hölkeskamp, Karl-Joachim (Cologne), Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) and Goulet-Cazé, Marie-Odile (Antony), “Demonax”, 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 18 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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