Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 22 of 62 |

Pyrilampes
(119 words)

[German version]

(Πυριλάμπης; Pyrilámpēs). Son of Antiphon from Athens, born c. 480 BC, was the second husband of Perictione, the mother of Plato [1], and hence his stepfather (Pl. Chrm. 158a). P. was considered a friend and follower of Pericles [1] (Plut. Pericles 13). In the 440s he travelled as ambassador e.g. to Persia (Lys. 19,25). Valuable gifts of hospitality from the Great King, probably including P.' famous peacock farm, increased his wealth, which was in any case considerable, and his social standing (Ath. 9,397c). In 425 P. was wounded in the battle of Delium [1] and ended up i…

Cite this page
Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne), “Pyrilampes”, 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 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1015580>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲