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(Ἑρμοκράτης; Hermokrátēs).

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[1] Syracusan statesman, 424 BC

Syracusan statesman and general. Became prominent for the first time at the peace conference of Gela in 424 BC and successfully invited the Sicilian Greeks with the slogan ‘Sicily to the Siceliots’ to settle the internal disputes (Thuc. 4,58-64). In 415 he recommended the forma…

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Meister, Klaus (Berlin), Bowie, Ewen (Oxford), Ameling, Walter (Jena) and Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg), “Hermocrates”, 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 02 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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