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Oxythemis
(75 words)

[German version]

(Ὀξύθεμις/Oxýthemis) from Larisa. Close confidant of Demetrius [2] Poliorcetes (Phylarchus FGrH 81 F 12), awarded citizenship and cultic honours after the liberation of Athens from Macedonian occupation in 307 BC (IG II2 558; cf. Demochares FGrH 75 F 1). In 289 he led negotiations for Demetrius with Agathocles [2] (Diod. 21,15f.). Antigonus [2] had him executed (Ath. 578b).

Bibliography

Ch. Habicht, Gottmenschentum und griechische Städte, 1956, 55-58 

Id., Athen, 1995, 87.

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Beck, Hans (Cologne), “Oxythemis”, 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 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e903100>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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