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(Πυθοκλῆς; Pythoklês).

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[1] Athenian rhetor, 4th cent. BC

Athenian rhetor, son of Pythodorus from the deme Cedi (c. 380-318 BC), (syn)trierarch multiple times (IG II2 1615,12; 1622,314), an opponent of Demosthenes [2] after 343; he spoke unsuccessfully in 338/7 against Demosthenes holding the epitáphios for those killed at Chaeronea (Dem. Or. 18,285); possibly executed in 318 as a follower of Phocion (Plut. Phocion 35,5).


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Engels, Johannes (Cologne) and Dorandi, Tiziano (Paris), “Pythocles”, 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 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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