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Olympiodorus
(850 words)

(Ὀλυμπιόδωρος; Olympiódōros).

[German version]

[1] Athenian politician (end of the 4th cent. BC)

Athenian, managed between 307 and 301 BC to induce Aetolia to enter into an alliance against Cassander and to relieve Elatea (Paus. 1,26,3; 10,18,7; 34,3). Although Demetrius [2] Poliorketes twice illegally appointed him (in 294/3 and 293/2) as eponymous árchōn (Dion. Hal. De Dinarcho 9; IG II2 378 = [1. D 70]; IG II2 38…

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Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen), Beck, Hans (Cologne), Portmann, Werner (Berlin) and Brisson, Luc (Paris), “Olympiodorus”, 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 22 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e830470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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