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(Μέλητος; Mélētos).

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[1] Athenian, c. 415 B.C.

Athenian. In the year 415 BC he was denounced for having participated in the profanation of the mysteries and the mutilation of the Herms ( Herms, mutilation of the). He fled from Attica and was condemned to death in absentia (And. 1,12f.; 35; 63). Possibly the same as M., the great-grandson of the Alcmaeonid Megacles [4] (IG II2 1579,19).


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Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) and Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), “Meletus”, 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 28 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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