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Phaenippus
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(Φαίνιππος; Phaínippos).

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[1] Attic landowner, around 320 BC

The country estate of P., son of Callippus, is described in an Attic court speech around 320 BC (Ps.-Dem. Or. 42). In the antídosis proceedings the plaintiff demands that P. should be placed on the list of the three hundred richest Athenian citizens, who bore the heaviest burden of the financial cost of liturgies (ibidem 42,3f.), instead of himself.

P.’ property was unusual for two reasons: on the one hand, P. was t…

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Rathbone, Dominic (London) and Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), “Phaenippus”, 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 23 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e917640>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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