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(Μηλόβιος; Mēlóbios). Athenian. In the course of the oligarchical overthrow of 411 B.C. M. gave the speech (in connection with the Psḗphisma of Pythodorus) proposing, among other things, that the number of authorized commisioners be stocked up from 10 (Thuc. 8,67,1) to 30 (Androtion FGrH 324 F 43; Philochorus 328 F 136; Aristot. Ath. pol. 29,1). In 404 he was one of the ‘Thirty’ ( Triákonta; Xen. hell. 2,3,2; Hyp. fr. 61). He participated in Lysias' [1] arrest (Lys. 12,12).


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“Melobius”, 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 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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