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Synodos

(1,388 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans | Gerber, Simon
(ἡ σύνοδος; wörtl. “Zusammenkunft”, die “Synode”). Griech. Bezeichnung für Versammlungen und Zusammenkünfte verschiedener Art; s. Vereine. [English version] I. Griechisches Staatsrecht Als Begriff des griech. Staatsrechts meint s. allg. die turnusmäßige Zusammenkunft von Abgeordneten oder der Bürgerschaft insgesamt zur Ausübung polit. Kompetenzen in einem bundesstaatlichen Gremium [1. 1318 f.]. Im Achaiischen Bund (Achaioi, Achaia) der hell. Zeit war s. als t.t. für das zentrale Beschlußorgan gebräuchlich: zuerst die viermal im J. tagende Vollbürgerv…

Nikophemos

(91 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Νικόφημος). Athener, Vertrauter des Konon [1], von diesem im J. 395/4 v.Chr. zum Befehlshaber der persischen Flotte ernannt (Diod. 14,81,4; Hell. Oxyrh. 15); 393 Kommandant einer Besatzung in Kythera (Xen. hell. 4,8,8) [1. 82, 126]. Er kehrte in der Folgezeit nach Zypern zurück und leitete mit seinem Sohn Aristophanes [1] eine (erfolglose) Hilfsmission für Euagoras [1] (389 v.Chr.). N. wurde darauf in Athen ohne weiteres Verfahren verurteilt und hingerichtet, sein Vermögen wurde konfisziert (Lys. 19,7; 11f.; 35f.; 42-44). Beck, Hans (Köln) Bibliography 1 P.…

Onetor

(103 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Ὀνήτωρ). Angesehener Athener, ältester Sohn des Philonides aus dem Demos Melite, geb. um 415 v.Chr. Isokrates (Isokr. or. 15,93) lobt die finanziellen Aufwendungen seines Schülers O. für die Polis (vor allem Liturgien; Heliodor FGrH 373 F6 nennt ein choregisches Weihgeschenk). Nach Demosthenes (Demosth. or. 30,10) soll sein Vermögen mehr als 30 Talente betragen haben. Seine Schwester war in zweiter Ehe mit Aphobos verheiratet, weshalb O. in den Vormundschaftsprozeß des Demosthen…

Phoibidas

(190 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Φοιβίδας). Spartanischer Feldherr, wahrscheinlich mit dem Haus des Agesilaos [2] verschwägert [1. 147f.]. Er sollte im J. 382 v.Chr. seinem Bruder Eudamidas [1] neue Truppen gegen Olynthos bringen, zog aber unterwegs nach Theben und nahm während des Festes der Thesmophoria in einem Handstreich die Kadmeia, die Burg von Theben, ein (Xen. hell. 5,2,25-36; Diod. 15,20,1f.; Plut. Pelopidas 5; Plut. Agesilaos 23f.; Plut. mor. 576a-577d; Androtion FGrH 324 F 50). Xenophon (Xen. hell. …

Polyanthes

(78 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Πολυάνθης) aus Korinth kommandierte 413 v. Chr. ein Geschwader in der Seeschlacht vor der achaiischen Küste (Thuk. 7,34,2). Von Timokrates im J. 395 mit persischem Gold bestochen, steuerten P. und Timolaos einen antispartanischen und wohl auch demokratischen Kurs, der in die korinthische Allianz (StV 225) mündete (Xen. hell. 3,5,1; Paus. 3,9,8; Hell. Oxyrh. 2,3). Korinthos (II.B.); Peloponnesischer Krieg (mit Karte) Beck, Hans (Köln) Bibliography J. B. Salmon, Wealthy Corinth, 1984  H.-J. Gehrke, Stasis, 1985, 83.

Onomarchos

(220 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Ὀνόμαρχος, phokisch Ὀνύμαρχος; FdD III,5, Nr. 23, col. II,42). Politiker und Feldherr des Phokischen Bundes (s. Phokis), Sohn des Euthykrates (Aristot. pol. 5,4,1304 a 12). O. verteidigte im J. 371 v.Chr. Elateia [1] gegen die Thebaner (Polyain. 2,38,1). Nach dem Tod des Philomelos im J. 355 (nach Diod. 16,56,5; 61,2 sollen dieser und O. Brüder gewesen sein, vgl. aber [1. 19f.]) wurde er stratēgós autokrátōr der Phoker und beseitigte brutal seine Opponenten (Diod. 16,33,1-3) [2. 131]. O. trat energisch für die Fortsetzung des 3. Heiligen Kr…

Byzantine Empire

(2,849 words)

Author(s): Hans-Georg Beck
A. Characteristics The rise of the Byzantine world was neither the awakening of a mindless people to historical self-consciousness nor the entry of a new “barbarian” nation into the old Graeco-Roman civilization of the Mediterranean. Byzantium was, in fact, a late form of Mediterranean civilization itself with all its distinctive features, a late form of the Roman Empire, of the ancient Hellenistic mentality and the characteristic Mediterranean way of life. Byzantium regarded its inherited forms a…

Aratos of Sicyon (231)

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Author(s): Beck, Hans | Eckstein, Arthur
This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 April 2013. About this Historian Historian: Aratos of Sicyon Jacoby number: 231 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | C. Autobiographies, Memoirs and Memorabilia | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 231 T 1 Source: Anonymus, Life of Aratos 79.12 M Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby unknown, Life of Aratos, 79.12 Mκαὶ ἄλλοι δὲ πολλοὶ γεγ…

Thessaloi, Thessalia

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Author(s): Beck, Hans | COR.SCH.
(Θεσσαλοί, Θεσσαλία, thessalisch auch Θεθαλοί/ Thethaloí bzw. Φεταλοί/ Phetaloí oder Πετθαλοί/ Petthaloí: [6]). [English version] I. Geographie Nordgriech. Stamm bzw. Landschaft zw. Makedonia, Epeiros und Mittelgriechenland; das Gebiet der Tetraden Thessaliotis, Hestiaiotis, Pelasgiotis und Phthiotis (1), mit ca. 9790 km2 das größte griech. Stammesgebiet (Strab. 9,4,18), umgeben von hohen Bergzügen: im Norden der Olympos [1] (2918 m), im Westen der Pindos [1], nach Süden der Othrys und zum Meer Ossa [1] sowie Pelion. Um den Binnenraum lagerte sich ein Gürtel von períoikoi

Timosthenes

(347 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Gärtner, Hans Armin (Heidelberg)
(Τιμοσθένης/ Timosthénēs). [German version] [1] Of Euboea, c. 300 BC Son of Demophanes from Carystus [1] in Euboea. After his homeland had joined the anti-Macedonian alliance, he was actively involved in fighting in the Lamian War. In 306/5 BC he was honoured in Athens for his services (Syll.3 327). A commendation of his grandson as late as the year 229/28 recalls his commitment (Syll.3 496,23-24). Beck, Hans (Cologne) [German version] [2] From Rhodes, naval commander and geographical author, 3rd cent. BC T. from Rhodes, naval commander of Ptolemaeus [3] II, author of a wor…

Synodos

(1,618 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Gerber, Simon (Kiel)
(ἡ σύνοδος/ hē sýnodos; literally 'meeting', 'the synod'). Greek name for assemblies and meetings of various kinds; see Associations. [German version] I. Greek public law As a term in Greek public law, synodos means in general the meeting in rotation of representatives or citizens as a whole to exercise political powers in a body of federal states [1.1318f.]. In the Achaean Confederacy (Achaeans, Achaea) of the Hellenistic Period, synodos was the customary term for the central decision organ: initially the full assembly of citizens, which convened four times a ye…

Mnaseas

(244 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Damschen, Gregor (Halle/Saale)
(Μνασέας; Mnaséas). [German version] [1] Politician Phocian, father of Aristotélous hetaíros (‘companion of Aristoteles [6]’) Mnason (Timaeus FGrH 566 F 11; Aristot. Pol. 1304a 10-14). Aristotle says the cause of the Third “Sacred War” was a dispute between M. and Euthycratus over an heiress, but this explanation (probably originating from Mnason) is considered inadequate. After the death of Onomarchus, in 352/1 BC Phayllus appointed M. guardian of Phalaecus and stratēgós, but he was killed shortly afterwards during a nocturnal attack by the Boeotians (Diod. 16,38,6f.). Beck, Ha…

Phalaecus

(335 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Φάλαικος; Phálaikos). [German version] [1] Phocian army officer Son of Onomarchus. P., while a minor, was deployed in 352 BC by his uncle Phayllus [1] as fourth stratēgòs autokrátōr ('general or executive with special powers of authority') of the Phocians in the 3rd Sacred War. Mnaseas [1] was appointed as his guardian but died as early as 351 (Diod. Sic. 16,38,6f.). After an inconclusive series of battles against Thebes, P. was deposed in 347, apparently because of his opposition to the Phocians' attempts to make peace (…

Thessali, Thessalia

(2,219 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | COR.SCH.
(Θεσσαλία/ Thessalía 'Thessaly'; Θεσσαλοί/ Thessaloí 'Thessalians', also Θεθαλοί/ Thethaloí and Φεταλοί/ Phetaloí or Πετθαλοί/ Petthaloí: [6]). [German version] I. Geography Northern Greek tribe/territory between Macedonia, Epirus and central Greece. At 9,790 km2, the region of the tetrads of Thessaliotis, Hestiaiotis, Pelasgiotis and Phthiotis (1) was the largest Greek tribal region (Str. 9,4,18). Surrounded by high mountain chains: to the north Olympus [1] (2,918 m), to the west the Pindus [1], to the south the Othrys and t…

Philomelus

(290 words)

Author(s): Binder, Carsten (Kiel) | Beck, Hans (Cologne)
(Φιλόμηλος; Philómēlos). [German version] [1] Son of Iasion and Demeter Son of Iasion and Demeter, brother of the wealthy Pluto (different Hes. Theog. 969f.) and father of Pareas, the founder of Parium (but Parios, son of Iasion, is more frequently named as the founder). P. lived in extreme poverty and was regarded as the inventor of the wagon, which he harnessed to two oxen. In recognition of his ingenuity his mother placed him amongst the stars as Bootes (Petellides of Knossos in Hyg. Poet. Astr. 2,4, s. FHG 4, p. 472). Binder, Carsten (Kiel) [German version] [2] Leader of the Phocian League S…

Cleophantus

(273 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Κλεόφαντος; Kleóphantos). [German version] [1] Son of Themistocles and Archippe Son of  Themistocles and Archippe (Plut. Themistocles 32; Pl. Men. 93d-e), was honoured with civic rights in Lampsacus (ATL III,111-3). Davies 6669,VI. Beck, Hans (Cologne) [German version] [2] Greek physician, 3rd cent. BC Greek doctor, active c. 270-250 BC, brother of  Erasistratus, pupil of  Chrysippus [3] of Cnidus and founder of a medical school (Gal., 17A 603 K.). He wrote a paper on the medical prescription of wine, which provided the model for a similar…

Mys

(177 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome)
(Μῦς; Mỹs). [German version] [1] Karian from Euromos, around 480 BC Carian from Euromus, who visited several oracle shrines in Boeotia and Phocis in 480/479 BC on behalf of Mardonius [1]. In the Ptoion mountains the oracle replied to him in the Carian language (Hdt. 8,133-135; Paus. 9,23,6; cf. Plut. Mor. 412b). Beck, Hans (Cologne) [German version] [2] Toreutic sculptor and and fellow artist of Phidias Toreutic sculptor in metal and fellow artist of Phidias. M. executed the shield reliefs on Phidias’s ‘Athena Promachos with a representation of the fight betwe…

Themison

(339 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Θεμίσων; Themísōn). [German version] [1] Tyrant from Eretria [1], 4th cent. BC Tyrant of Eretria [1], who occupied Oropus in 366 BC with some of the town’s exiles. The people controlling the operation were based in Thebes, and assistance also came from there in order to fend off an Athenian counter-attack. After an arbitration tribunal the pólis went to the Thebans, who maintained T.’s regime (Diod. Sic. 15,76,1; Dem. Or. 18,99; Xen. Hell. 7,4,1). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography J. Buckler, The Theban Hegemony, 1980, 193 f. [German version] [2] Th. from Laodicea Greek doctor, …

Pammenes

(478 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen)
(Παμμένης; Pamménēs). [German version] [1] Close friend of Epaminondas Theban, close friend of Epaminondas. On his second Peloponnesian campaign, Epaminondas entrusted the still young P. with garrisoning Sicyon (Polyaenus, Strat. 5,16,3), and in 368 BC with a mission to protect Megalopolis (Paus. 8,27,2). From 368 to 365, Philippus [4] II, who was about the same age as P., stayed as a hostage in the house of P.' parents ([1. 118] with bibliography). After the death of Epaminondas at Mantinea, P. became a…

Maeandrius

(177 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Μαιάνδριος; Maiándrios). [German version] [1] M. of Samos Tyrant of Samos, 6th cent. BC Confidant of the tyrant Polycrates, conducted negotiations with the Persian satrap Oroetes (Hdt. 3,123; cf. Lucian. Charidemus 14) for him. After the death of Polycrates, M. himself managed to become tyrant in about 521 BC but soon had to give way to Syloson, who was appointed by the Persians (Hdt. 3,142-6). He fled to Sparta but was expelled from the country by the ephors because of his wealth (Hdt. 3,148; Plut. Mor. 224a-b). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography J. Roisman, M. of Samos, in: Historia …
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