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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…

Kallaischros

(47 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Κάλλαισχρος). Sohn des Kritias, Athener, geb. um 490 v.Chr., Großneffe Solons und Vater des Sophisten Kritias (Diog. Laert. 3,1; Plat. Charm. 153c; Plat. Prot. 316a). K. ist möglicherweise mit dem gleichnamigen Oligarchen vom J. 411 (Lys. 12,66) identisch. Beck, Hans (Köln) Bibliography Davies 8792,VI.

Olympiodoros

(787 words)

Author(s): Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Beck, Hans (Köln) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Brisson, Luc (Paris)
(Ὀλυμπιόδωρος). [English version] [1] Athenischer Politiker (Ende 4. Jh.v. Chr.) Athener, konnte zwischen 307 und 301 v.Chr. gegen Kassandros Aitolien zum Bündnis bewegen und Elateia entsetzen (Paus. 1,26,3; 10,18,7; 34,3). Obgleich Demetrios [2] Poliorketes ihn zweimal (294/3 und 293/2) widerrechtlich als eponymen árchōn einsetzte (Dion. Hal. de Dinarcho 9; IG II2 378 = [1. D 70]; IG II2 389 und SEG 21,354; IG II2 649 = [2. 7f.]; Agora 16, 167; [3. 124 Nr. 9]; vgl. allg. Plut. Demetrios 34), stellte sich N. beim Abfall Athens von Demetrios 287/6 gegen di…

Philippos

(6,203 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) | Beck, Hans (Köln) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Et al.
(Φίλιππος). Die maked. Könige Ph. [3-7], darunter Ph. [4] II., Ph. [7] V.; Apostel und Evangelist Ph. [28]; Philosophen und Dichter Ph. [29-32]. [English version] [1] Spartanischer Flottenführer 411 v. Chr. Spartiat, Befehlshaber in Miletos 412 v.Chr. (Thuk. 8,28,5), wurde 411 mit zwei Trieren nach Aspendos geschickt, um dort mit Unterstützung des Tissaphernes die phoinikische Flotte zum Kampf gegen Athen zu bewegen (Thuk. 8,87), teilte aber dem naúarchos Mindaros bald mit, seine Mission werde ergebnislos sein (Thuk. 8,99; [1. 244]). Peloponnesischer Krieg Welwei, Karl-Wilhe…

Koine Eirene

(451 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (κοινὴ εἰρήνη). “Allgemeiner Friedensschluß”, multilaterales Friedenskonzept des 4. Jh. v.Chr. Kennzeichnend sind die Forderung nach der Autonomie ( autonomía ) der Polis sowie die Verbindlichkeit für alle, d.h. nicht nur für kriegführende griech. Staaten [1. XVI]. In zeitgenöss. Quellen ist der Terminus selten bezeugt, zuerst bei Andokides (3,17; 34, im J. 392/1), der für eine κ.ε. πᾶσι τοῖς Ἕλλησι (“ k.e. für alle Griechen”) eintritt. Eine solche wurde 386 nach Verhandlungen des Antalkidas mit dem Perserkönig Artaxerxes [2] und nach B…

Medios

(286 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto)
[English version] [1] Dynast von Larisa, Eroberer von Pharsalos 395 v.Chr. (Μήδιος in Hss.; besser Medeios, Μήδειος, inschr.). Dynast von Larisa [3], aus der Familie der Aleuadai, Nachfolger des Aristippos; schloß sich im J. 395 v.Chr. im Kampf gegen den Tyrannen Lykophron [2] von Pherai der neugegründeten antispartanischen Allianz an und eroberte Pharsalos, in dem eine spartan. Besatzung lag (Diod. 14,82,5f.; vgl. Aristot. hist. an. 618b). Beck, Hans (Köln) Bibliography H.-J. Gehrke, Stasis, 1985, 191. [English version] [2] Hetairos von Alexander d.Gr. und Verf. einer …

Teledamos

(172 words)

Author(s): Antoni, Silke | Beck, Hans
[English version] [1] Sohn des Odysseus und der Kalypso (Τηλέδαμος). Nach Eust. in Hom. Od. 16,118 nennt der Verfasser der Tēlegonía einen Sohn des Odysseus und der Kalypso ‘Telegonos oder Teledamos’, der somit Bruder des Nausithoos [2] und des Nausinoos wäre. Die Stelle ist offensichtlich verderbt, zumal Telegonos sonst Sohn der Kirke ist. Zur Diskussion der Konjekturen: [1]. Antoni, Silke Bibliography 1 K. Scherling, s. v. T. (1), RE 5 A, 313 f. [English version] [2] Sohn des Agamemnon und der Kassandra (Paus.: Τελέδαμος, schol. Hom. Od.: Τελέδημος). Sohn des Agamemnon…

Themison

(316 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans | Nutton, Vivian; Ü:L.v.R.-B.
(Θεμίσων). [English version] [1] Tyrann von Eretria [1], 4. Jh. v. Chr. Tyrann von Eretria [1], besetzte 366 v. Chr. mit einigen Exulanten Oropos. Die Drahtzieher der Aktion saßen in Theben, und von dort kam auch Hilfe, um einen athenischen Gegenangriff abzuwehren. Nach einem Schiedsgericht ging die pólis an die Thebaner, die das Regime des Th. beibehielten (Diod. 15,76,1; Demosth. or. 18,99; Xen. hell. 7,4,1). Beck, Hans Bibliography J. Buckler, The Theban Hegemony, 1980, 193 f. [English version] [2] Th. aus Laodikeia griech. Arzt, 2./1. Jh. v. Chr. Griech. Arzt, 2./1. Jh. v. C…

Timomachos

(435 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa | Beck, Hans | Meister, Klaus | Hoesch, Nicola
(Τιμόμαχος). [English version] [1] aus Theben, Befehlshaber im Peloponnesischen Krieg Anführer der thebanischen Aigeidai, soll mit diesen die Spartaner im Konflikt gegen Amyklai [1] unterstützt und in der Kriegskunst unterwiesen haben. Sein Br.-Panzer wurde bei den Hyakinthia (Hyakinthos [1]) ausgestellt, T. selbst in Sparta stets hoch geehrt (Aristot. fr. 532 Rose). Meier, Mischa Bibliography M. Nafissi, La nascita del kosmos, 1991, 324-326. [English version] [2] athen. Stratege aus Acharnai, 4. Jh. v. Chr. Athen. Stratege aus Acharnai; ließ Epameinondas 366 v. Chr…

Timosthenes

(291 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans | Gärtner, Hans Armin
(Τιμοσθένης). [English version] [1] von Euboia, um 300 v. Chr. Sohn des Demophanes aus Karystos [1] auf Euboia. Nach dem Beitritt seiner Heimat zur anti-maked. Allianz kämpfte er engagiert im Lamischen Krieg. 306/5 v. Chr. wurde er in Athen für seine Verdienste geehrt (Syll.3 327). Noch die Belobigung seines Enkels vom J. 229/28 erinnert an sein Engagement (Syll.3 496,23-24). Beck, Hans [English version] [2] aus Rhodos. Flottenkommandant und geogr. Autor, 3. Jh. v. Chr. T. aus Rhodos, Flottenkommandant Ptolemaios' [3] II., Verfasser einer Schrift (wohl nach 270 v. …

Phalaikos

(289 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Φάλαικος). [English version] [1] Phokischer Militär, 4. Jh. v. Chr. Sohn des Onomarchos. Ph. wurde im J. 352 v.Chr. als Minderjähriger von seinem Onkel Phayllos [1] als vierter stratēgós autokrátōr (Stratege mit Sondervollmachten) der Phoker im 3. Heiligen Krieg eingesetzt. Als Vormund wurde Mnaseas [1] bestellt, der aber bereits 351 starb (Diod. 16,38,6f.). Nach wechselnden Kämpfen gegen Theben wurde Ph. 347 abgesetzt, offenbar weil er sich den Friedensbemühungen der Phoker widersetzte (als offizieller Grund wurde die Ver…

Miltas

(64 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Μίλτας). Thessaler, Seher und zeitweise Mitglied der platonischen Akademie ( Akadḗmeia ); nahm im Jahr 357 v.Chr. am Feldzug Dions [I 1] gegen Dionysios [2] teil und deutete die vor der Abfahrt eingetretene Mondfinsternis (8. August) als Vorzeichen für den Sturz des Dionysios (Plut. Dion 22,6f.; 24,2-4). Beck, Hans (Köln) Bibliography K. Trampedach, Platon, die Akademie und die zeitgenössische Politik, 1994, 111.

Lysagoras

(66 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Λυσαγόρας) aus Paros, Sohn des Teisias. Nach Herodot (6,133,1) soll das urspr. Motiv der Paros-Expedition des Miltiades im J. 489 v.Chr. persönlicher Groll gegen L. gewesen sein, der Miltiades zuvor angeblich beim persischen Feldherrn Hydarnes [2] verleumdet habe. Dem Bericht liegt vermutlich eine Miltiades-feindliche Quelle zu Grunde [1]. Beck, Hans (Köln) Bibliography 1 K.H. Kinzl, Miltiades' Parosexpedition in der Geschichtsschreibung, in: Hermes 104, 1976, 280-307.

Iphikrates

(244 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Ἰφικράτης). Sohn des Timotheos, Athener aus Rhamnous, bedeutender General in der 1. H. des 4. Jh. v.Chr. I. zeichnete sich im Korinth. Krieg durch die Schaffung eines schlagkräftigen Korps von Peltasten aus, mit dem er zwischen 393 und 390 in der Peloponnes operierte und eine spartan. móra bei Korinth vernichtete (Xen. hell. 4,5,11-18; Diod. 14,91,2; 15,44; Nep. Iphikrates 1). 389 kämpfte er als Stratege siegreich am Hellespont gegen Anaxibios (Xen. hell. 4,8,34-39). Nach dem Königsfrieden (387/386 v.Chr…

Skopadai

(139 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans
[English version] (Σκοπάδαι). Adelsgeschlecht aus Krannon, das im 6. Jh. v. Chr. neben den Aleuadai zu den führenden Clans Thessaliens zählte. Ihr Reichtum aus Vieh- und Weidewirtschaft (vgl. Theokr. 16,36-39) brachte die S. zeitweise an die Spitze des Thessalischen Bundes ( tágos ). Wie dem Aleuas wurden auch ihrem (myth.-)histor. Begründer, Skopas I., konstitutive Maßnahmen bei der Einrichtung der thessal. Wehrordnung zugeschrieben (vgl. Xen. hell. 6,1,19; Athen. 10,438C; Quint. inst. 11,2,15). Die Brautwerbung d…

Leobotes

(65 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] [1] s. Labotas s. Labotas Beck, Hans (Köln) [English version] [2] Athener, 5. Jh. v. Chr. (Λεωβώτης). Athener aus der Familie der Alkmaionidai, erhob um das Jahr 467/6 v.Chr. gegen den bereits verbannten Themistokles eine Eisangelie-Klage ( eisangelía ) auf Hochverrat und erreichte seine Verurteilung (Plut. Themistokles 23; Plut. mor. 605E; Krateros FGrH 342 F 11). Davies 9688,XII. Beck, Hans (Köln)

Hestiodoros

(48 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Ἑστιόδωρος). Sohn des Aristokleides, athenischer Stratege, belagerte seit dem J. 432/1 v.Chr. Poteidaia und nahm im Winter 430/29 die Kapitulation der Stadt entgegen (Thuk. 2,70,1). Er fiel kurz darauf in der Schlacht um Spartolos (Thuk. 2,79). Beck, Hans (Köln) Bibliography Develin, 1381  Traill, PAA 423910.

Theagenes

(773 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara | Matthaios, Stephanos | Beck, Hans | Goulet-Cazé, Marie-Odile; Ü:B.v.R. | Leppin, Hartmut | Et al.
(Θεαγένης). [English version] [1] Tyrann von Megara, 7. Jh. v. Chr. Tyrann von Megara [2] im letzten Viertel des 7. Jh. v. Chr; entstammte wahrscheinlich einer adligen Familie und pflegte adlige Gastfreundschaften in ganz Griechenland. Nach späterer Trad. soll er bei seiner Machtergreifung das Vertrauen des Volkes im Kampf gegen die Grundbesitzer der Stadt gewonnen (durch Hinschlachten der Herden: Aristot. pol. 5,1305a 21-26) und eine Leibgarde von der Volksversammlung zuerkannt bekommen haben (Aristot. rh…

Myskon

(42 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln)
[English version] (Μύσκων). Syrakusaner, Sohn des Menekrates, übernahm zusammen mit zwei weiteren Strategen nach der Verbannung des Hermokrates [1] im J. 410 v.Chr. die Führung der syrakusanischen Flotte vor Milet (Thuk. 8,85,3; Xen. hell. 1,1,29; Peloponnesischer Krieg). Beck, Hans (Köln)

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…

Iphicrates

(278 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Ἰφικράτης; Iphikrátēs). Son of Timotheus, an Athenian from Rhamnous, and an important general in the first half of the 4th cent. BC. In the Corinthian War, I. achieved prominence by creating a powerful corps of peltasts with which he operated in the Peloponnese between 393 and 390 and annihilated a Spartan   mora near Corinth (Xen. Hell. 4,5,11-18; Diod. Sic. 14,91,2; 15,44; Nep. Iphicrates 1). As commander he was victorious at the Hellespont against  Anaxibius in 389 BC (Xen. Hell. 4,8,34-39). Following the  Ki…

Lysias

(2,221 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Et al.
(Λυσίας; Lysías). [German version] [1] Attic logographos, 5th/4th cent. BC Attic logographos , 459/8 or c. 445 to c. 380 BC Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) [German version] A. Life The main biographical facts can be gathered from L.'s speeches (esp. or. 12), from which the later vitae (Dion. Hal. de Lysia; Ps.-Plut. Mor. 835c ff.) and Byzantine learning (Phot. Bibl. 262; Suda s.v. L.) drew partly. Born probably around 445, L. left Athens at the age of 15 and together with his older brother Polemarchus settled in the Panhellenic colony o…

Timolaus

(536 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen) | Baumbach, Manuel (Zürich) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
(Τιμόλαος/ Timólaos). [German version] [1] From Corinth, politician, c. 400 BC Leading politician of Corinth. At first on the side of the Spartans, he managed to convince Thasos in 411/10 BC to secede from Athens [1. 216-231]. Later, he changed course for personal reasons [2. 83 against 3. 73 f.]: in 395 BC, he advocated an alliance with Argos and due to his expertise [4. 411] became a moving force in the Corinthian Alliance (Stv 2, 225), for which he is claimed to have received plenty of funds from Timocr…

Ismenias

(791 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin) | Hoesch, Nicola (Munich)
(Ἰσμηνίας; Ismēnías or Ἱσμηνίας; Ismēnías). [German version] [1] Prominent Theban politician, 5th/4th cent. BC Prominent Theban politician, famous for his wealth (Pl. Men. 90a). After the end of the Peloponnese War (431-404 BC), I., with  Androclidas, came to the fore as leaders of a Hetaeria which opposed the pro-Spartan politics of  Leontiades. The goals were to push back the Leontiades faction and to bring about a new orientation in international politics towards Athens (Hell. Oxy. 12,1f.; 13,1; Xen. Hell.…

Onomacles

(98 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Ὀνομακλῆς/ Onomaklês). Athenian politician. As strategos, he led a squadron to Samos in 412/1 BC and against Miletus (Thuc. 8,25,1; 30,2). After the oligarchic coup, he belonged to the council of 400 ( tetrakósioi ), but in 411 was indicted in an eisangelía trial and escaped to avoid conviction (Plut. Mor. 833f) [1. 385]. O. later returned to Athens and belonged to the thirty ( triákonta ; Xen. Hell. 2,3,2). Lysias ( Perí tēs Onomakléous thygatrós, fr. 104 Thalheim) mentioned his daughter. Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography 1 B. Bleckmann, Athens Weg in die Niederl…

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…

Tagos

(144 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (ταγός; tagós). Tagos (etymologically from táxis, cf. German Herzog) is usually seen as an elected (originally for life, later in the event of war: IG IX 2,257) highest official of the Thessalian League [1. 237-249; 2]. The effect of the dominance of the noble 'clans' (Aleuadae; Echecratidae; Scopadae) in the 5th cent. BC was that the office of tageía lost its significance [3. 125-127]; under Iason [2] the office temporarily gained a new prestige [5]. Recent studies, in contrast, see tagos as a genuinely local official (the official term for a high office instead being a…

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 (…

Cleopompus

(71 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Κλεόπομπος; Kleópompos). Son of Cleinias, Athenian, as stratēgós in 431/0 BC led a fleet of 30 triremes against Opuntian Locris and conquered Thronium (Thuc. 2.26; Diod. Sic. 12.44.1). In the following year, jointly with  Hagnon [1] he commanded the second expeditionary corps to win back Potidaea (Thuc. 2.58.1f.).  Peloponnesian War Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography Develin 1676 C. W. Fornara, The Athenian Board of Generals from 501 to 404, 1971, 54f.

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, …

Theocrines

(60 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Θεοκρίνης; Theokrínēs). Athenian from the Hybadae deme (IG II/III2 2,2, 2409, 44 f.), a notorious sykophántēs (cf. Dem. Or. 18,313), who made a living from threats of court action and extortion. A forensic speech by Epichares from 342 BC ([Dem.] Or. 58) is directed against him. Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography Traill, PAA, 508320  Schäfer, vol. 4 (appendices), 266-280.

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…

Lacedaemonius

(92 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Λακεδαιμόνιος; Lakedaimónios). Athenian, son of Cimon [2] and Isodice (Plut. Cimon 16). He served as hípparchos around 445 BC (IG I3 511; [1. 45-49]). In the summer of 433 L., as stratēgós, was sent to Corcyra with ten ships to assist the allied island in its conflict with Corinth (Thuc. 1,45,2f.; Plut. Pericles 29; ML 61). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography 1 G. R. Bugh, The Horsemen of Athens, 1988. Davies 8429, XIII G. E. M. de Ste. Croix, The Origins of the Peloponnesian War, 31989, 76f. Traill, PAA 600810.

Procles

(448 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Beck, Hans (Cologne)
(Προκλῆς/ Proklês). [German version] [1] Legendary Spartan king The legendary Spartan king. P. was considered to be a son of Aristodemus [1] - and hence a direct descendant of Heracles [1] - and the ancestor of the Eurypontids, named after Eurypon, his son (Hdt. 8,131) or grandson (Plut. Lycurgus 1). As late as the 5th cent. BC, P. and his twin brother Eurysthenes [1] and not, e.g., Lycurgus [4], appear in Hellanicus (FGrH 4 F 116) as the framers of the Spartan constitution. Ephorus (FGrH 70 F 117) also…

Theopompus

(1,730 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne) | Et al.
(Θεόπομπος/ Theópompos). [German version] [1] Spartan king, around 700 BC Among the early Spartan kings, the Eurypontid T. (Eurypontids), son of Nicander [1] (Hdt. 8,131), is the only one securely identified in a contemporary source: Tyrtaeus (fr. 2 Gentili/Prato) names him as a victorious king in the 1st Messenian War ( c. 700/690-680/70 BC). He was probably the colleague of the Agiad Polydorus [6] (Paus. 4,7,7), appears to have played a role in Spartan-Argive conflicts around Cynuria [1] (Paus. 3,7,5) and in disputes between Spartans and Arcad…

Polyanthes

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Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Πολυάνθης/ Polyánthēs) from Corinth commanded a squadron in a sea battle off the Achaean coast in 413 BC (Thuc. 7,34,2). Bribed by  Timocrates with Persian gold in 395, P. and Timolaus steered an anti-Spartan and probably also democratic course, which resulted in the Corinthian League (StV 225) (Xen. Hell. 3,5,1; Paus. 3,9,8; Hell. Oxy. 2,3). Corinthus (II B); Peloponnesian War (with map) Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography J. B. Salmon, Wealthy Corinth, 1984  H.-J. Gehrke, Stasis, 1985, 83.

Leobotes

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Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] [1] see Labotas see Labotas Beck, Hans (Cologne) [German version] [2] Athenian, 5th cent. BC (Λεωβώτης; Leōbṓtēs). Athenian of the Alcmaeonid family; around 467/6 BC he issued an eisangelia against the already banished Themistocles ( Eisangelia ) because of high treason and achieved his conviction (Plut. Themistocles 23; Plut. Mor. 605E; Craterus FGrH 342 F 11). Davies 9688,XII. Beck, Hans (Cologne)

Maeandrius

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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 …

Poliarchos

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Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
(πολίαρχος/ políarchos). [German version] [1] Senior official in Thessalian cities (3rd cent. BC) ('High city official'). In the 3rd cent. BC, the cities of Thessaly had councils of five políarchoi, cf. IG IX 2,459 (Crannon); IG IX 2,1233 (Larisa [1]). The etymology suggests that their duties probably encompassed the military and civil interests of the polis. The division of powers with the other city council, the tagoí, is unclear (cf. [2]). The archipolíarchos served as chair (IG IX 2,1233). Tagos; Thessalians, Thessalia Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography 1 B. Helly, L'état Thess…

Paches

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Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Πάχης/ Páchēs). Athenian, son of Epicurus, sent in late autumn 428 BC as a  stratēgós with 1000 hoplites against the disloyal city of Mytilene, which he captured after several months of siege (Thuc. 3,18,3-3,28; Diod. Sic. 12,55,5-10). After operations off the Ionian coast, he also subjugated Antissa, Pyrrha and Eresus (Thuc. 3,28,3; 35,1-2), all on Lesbos [1. 171f.]. On his return, P. was indicted in Athens (at the instigation of Cleon [1]). (The accusation, expressed in Anth. Pal. 7,614, of …

Hegesistratus

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Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Ἡγησίστρατος; Hēgēsístratos). [German version] [1] Tyrant of Sigeum, around 530 BC Son of  Peisistratus and the Argive Timonassa (Hdt. 5,94; Aristot. Ath. Pol. 17,3). Installed as tyrant of Sigeum by his father around 530 BC, he defended the city as a colony of the Peisistratids against the Mytilenaeans (Hdt. loc. cit.).  Tyrannis Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography Davies 11793,VI (B) M. Stahl, Aristokraten und Tyrannen, 1987, 220f. Traill, PAA 481600. [German version] [2] Seer in the army of Mardonius, 5th cent. BC H. of Elis, son of Tellias. Fled from Spartan captivity an…

Scopadae

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Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Σκοπάδαι; Skopádai). Noble family from Crannon, which, beside the Aleuadae, was one of the leading clans of Thessaly in the 6th century BC. On account of their wealth from cattle and pasturing (cf. Theoc. 16,36-39) the S. were from time to time at the lead of the Thessalian League (Tagos). As in the case of Aleuas, constitutive measures in establishing the organisation of the Thessalian army are also ascribed to their mythical/historical founder, Scopas I, (cf. Xen. Hell. 6,1,19; …

Timocrates

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Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Dorandi, Tiziano (Paris) | Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Τιμοκράτης/ Timokrátēs). [German version] [1] From Sparta, advisor of Cnemus, 2nd half of the 5th cent. BC Spartan, one of the three advisors of the nauarchos Cnemus who, following the defeat off the Acarnanian coast in 429 BC, were supposed to make strategic and logistical preparations for a new naval battle (Thuc. 2,85,1). T. committed suicide after the devastating defeat in 429 against the Athenian fleet near Naupactus (Thuc. 2,92,3). Peloponnesian War Beck, Hans (Cologne) [German version] [2] From Rhodos, legate of Pharnabazus [2], c. 400 BC Rhodian. In the winter of 396/5 BC…

Ptoeodorus

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Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
(Πτωιόδωρος/ Ptōiódōros, MSS Πτοιόδωρος/ Ptoiódōros). [German version] [1] Exiled Theban, c. 425/4 BC Exiled Theban; c. 425/4 BC, ringleader of a combined Athenian action against Siphae and Delium [1] intended to topple the oligarchic government of the Boeotian League (Thuc. 4,76,2 f.). The undertaking failed miserably. Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography R.J. Buck, Boiotia and the Boiotian League, 432-371 B.C., 1994, 16-18. [German version] [2] Politician from Megara, c. 350 BC Influential and wealthy politician from Megara; came into contact c. 360 BC with the banished Dio…

Nicophemus

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Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Νικόφημος/ Nikóphēmos). Athenian, confidant of Conon [1], who in 395/4 BC made him commander of the Persian fleet (Diod. Sic. 14,81,4; Hell. Oxy. 15). In 393 he commanded a force occupying Cythera (Xen. Hell. 4,8,8) [1. 82, 126]. When he returned to Cyprus, he led a (failed) mission in aid of Evagoras [1] (389 BC) together with his son Aristophanes [1]. N. was then summarily condemned and executed at Athens, and his fortune was confiscated (Lys. 19,7; 11f.; 35f.; 42-44). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography 1 P. Funke, Homonoia und Arche, 1980. PA 11066.

Koine Eirene

(572 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (κοινὴ εἰρήνη; koinḕ eirḗnē). ‘Common peace’, multilateral peace concept of the 4th cent. BC. Characteristics are demands for the autonomy ( autonomía ) of the polis as well as compulsoriness for all, that is, not only for the warring Greek states [1. XVI]. In contemporary sources, the term is attested only rarely, first in Andocides (3,17; 34, in the year 392/1), who advocated a κ.ε. πᾶσι τοῖς Ἕλλησι (‘Koine Eirene for all Greeks’). One such Koine Eirene (KE) was sworn to in the year 386 in Sparta after negoti…

Telliads

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Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Τελλιάδαι; Telliádai). Family of seers in Elis (Hdt. 9,37). Hegesistratus [2] and Tellias are known by name (Hdt. 8,27,3-4). Beck, Hans (Cologne)

Thessali, Thessalia

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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…

Philippus

(7,662 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) | Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Et al.
[German version] I Greek (Φίλιππος/ Phílippos). Macedonian kings P. [3-7], including P. [4] II, P. [7] V; the apostle and evangelist P. [28]; philosophers and poets P. [29-32]. [German version] [I 1] Spartan naval leader in 411 BC Spartiate, commander at Miletus in 412 BC (Thuc. 8,28,5), sent in 411 with two triremes to Aspendus to move, with the support of Tissaphernes, the Phoenician fleet to fight Athens (Thuc. 8,87), but soon told the naúarchos Mindarus that his mission would be unsuccessful (Thuc. 8,99; [1. 244]). Peloponnesian War Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 B. …
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