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Meidias
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(Μειδίας/Meidías).

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[1] Athenian demagogue, 420-400 BC

Athenian demagogue. Nothing certain is known about his role in politics (Pl. Alc. 1,120a-b). Between 420 and 400 BC he was mocked by comedians for embezzlement of public funds, as a sycophant and braggart, and for his breeding of quails and cockerels (Aristoph. Av. 1297f.; Metagenes fr. 12; Phryn. fr. 4; …

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Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld), Engels, Johannes (Cologne) and Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Meidias”, 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 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e729630>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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