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Soclarus

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Author(s): Pelling, C. B. R. (Oxford)
(Σώκλαρος; Sṓklaros). [German version] [1] Son of Plutarchus [2] of Chaeronea A son of Plutarchus of Chaeronea (not necessarily the eldest, perhaps named after Plutarch's friend(s) S. [2] and [3]) who was reaching adolescence at the time when his father wrote How a young man should listen to poets (Plut. Mor. 15a). [1] assumed that he died young, as he is not mentioned again and Plutarch dedicated On the Generation of the Soul in Timaeus to his brothers Autobulus and Plutarchus, not to Soclarus; he assumed that Plutarch alludes to the loss in the Consolation to his Wife (Mor. 609a). The sil…

Plutarchos

(7,561 words)

Author(s): Cobet, Justus (Essen) | Pelling, C. B. R. (Oxford) | Baltes, Matthias (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Harmon, Roger (Basel) | Et al.
(Πλούταρχος). [English version] [1] Tyrann von Eretria, 4. Jh. v. Chr. Tyrann von Eretria [1]. Als Gastfreund des reichen Demosthenes-Gegners Meidias [2] (Demosth. or. 21,110; 21,200) wandte er sich 349 v.Chr. um Hilfe an Athen, als der verbannte Kleitarchos [1] und Kallias [9] von Chalkis mit Unterstützung des Phalaikos von Phokis und Philippos [4] II. seine Stellung bedrohten (Aischin. Ctes. 86-88 mit schol.). Die ‘unrühmliche und teure Expedition’ Anf. 348 (Demosth. or. 5,5 mit schol.; 39,16) leitete Ph…

Plutarchus

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Author(s): Cobet, Justus (Essen) | Pelling, C. B. R. (Oxford) | Baltes, Matthias (Münster) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart) | Harmon, Roger (Basle) | Et al.
(Πλούταρχος/ Ploútarchos). [German version] [1] Tyrant of Eretria, 4th cent. BC Tyrant of Eretria [1]. As the guest-friend of Meidias [2], the rich opponent of Demosthenes (Dem. Or. 21,110; 21,200), he turned to Athens for help in 349 BC when the exiled Cleitarchus [1] and Callias [9] of Chalcis, supported by Phalaecus of Phocis and Philippus [4] II, threatened his position (Aeschin. In Ctes. 86-88 with schol.). Phocion led the inglorious and expensive expedition in early 348 BC (Dem. Or. 5,5 with schol.; …