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I Greek

(Φίλων/Phíl ōn).

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[I 1] Athenian politician

Athenian from Acharnae who was exiled by the Oligarchic regime in 404 BC (Triakonta). During the civil war, he lived as a metoikos (resident without Attic citizenship) in Oropos awaiting the outcome of events. Following his return, when he applied to join the boulḗ he was accused of cowardice and other misdemeanours at a dokimasia investigation (Dokimasia) (Lys. 31; possibly 398 BC).


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Walter, Uwe (Cologne), Döring, Klaus (Bamberg), Ameling, Walter (Jena), Knell, Heiner (Darmstadt), Folkerts, Menso (Munich), Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen), Wandrey, Irina (Berlin), Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Runia, David T. (Leiden), Touwaide, Alain (Madrid) et al., “Philo”, 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 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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