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Kylon

(305 words)

Author(s): Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Köln) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Κύλων). [English version] [1] Athen. Adliger, siegte 640 v. Chr. in Olympia, versuchte 632 eine Tyrannis zu errichten Athen. Adliger, Schwiegersohn des Theagenes von Megara, siegte 640 v.Chr. in Olympia. K. und seine hetaireía ( hetairía  [2]) besetzten um 632 die Akropolis in Athen, um dort eine Tyrannis zu errichten - möglicherweise mit Unterstützung aus Megara. K. gelang es nicht, die Bevölkerung für sich zu mobilisieren. Ein Aufgebot der Bürgerschaft belagerte zunächst die Putschisten und überließ es dan…

Hiketas

(507 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Ἱκέτας). [English version] [1] Syrakusischer Adeliger, Tyrann über Leontinoi, um 350 v. Chr. Syrakusischer Adeliger, Freund des Dion [I 1]. In den Wirren nach dessen Tod 353 v.Chr. gewann er die Tyrannis über Leontinoi. Er unterstützte zunächst die Syrakusier im Kampf gegen Dionysios [2] II. Bei seinem Zug gegen Syrakus 346 verständigte er sich jedoch wegen der anrückenden Karthager mit Dionysios und unterstützte dessen Hilferuf an die Korinther. Die Übermacht der Karthager bewog ihn dann zu einem neuen Fro…

Hippasos

(522 words)

Author(s): Visser, Edzard (Basel) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Ἵππασος). U.a. mehrfach in ep. Texten verwendeter Name für nicht weiter individualisierte Figuren, bes. häufig in patronym. Angaben zu weniger bedeutenden Helden. Hierbei sind bes. [1] - [4] zu erwähnen: [English version] [1] Vater des Argonauten Aktor Vater des Argonauten Aktor (Apoll. Rhod. 1,112; Hyg. fab. 14). Visser, Edzard (Basel) [English version] [2] Vater des Charops Vater des Charops [4] (Hom. Il. 11,426). Visser, Edzard (Basel) [English version] [3] Vater des Hypsenor Vater des von Deiphobos getöteten Hypsenor (Hom. Il. 13,411). Visser, Edzard (Basel) …

Archippus

(192 words)

Author(s): Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
[German version] [1] Poet of the Old Comedy Poet of the Old Comedy, one-time winner at the Dionysia of the 91st Olympiad (415-412 BC) [1.test.1.2]. 61 fragments and six titles are extant, amongst them an Amphitryon and a Plutos. Rhinon and ‘Fishes’ ( Ichthyes) -- portraying a fish state (cf. Aristophanes' state of birds) in conflict with the Athenians -- were probably written after 403 BC. Occasionally, four plays by Aristophanes were also attributed to A. [1.test.4]. Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) Bibliography 1 PCG II, 538-557. [German version] [2] Pythagoraean Pythagorean who, acc…

Philolaus

(1,133 words)

Author(s): Hölkeskamp, Karl-Joachim (Cologne) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Φιλόλαος; Philólaos). [German version] [1] P. of Corinth is said to have belonged to the group of nobles called the Bacchiadae, to have gone into exile in Thebes with his lover Diocles, and to have been buried there in a clearly visible tomb (Aristot. Pol. 1274a 31-b5). P. gave the Thebans laws on the procreation of children, which were referred to as νόμοι θετικοί ( nómoi thetikoí), apparently aimed at preserving the number of plots of land (Aristot. Pol. 1274b 2-5), perhaps through adoption of an heir by childless landowners. Such measures, which were also …

Hicetas

(519 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Ἱκέτας; Hikétas). [German version] [1] Syracusan nobleman, tyrant of Leontini, around 350 BC Syracusan nobleman, friend of  Dion [I 1]. In the troubles after Dion's death in 353 BC he won the tyranny of Leontini. He initially supported the Syracusans in their struggle against  Dionysius [2] II. However, during his campaign against Syracuse in 346 he reached an understanding with Dionysius because of the approaching Carthaginians and supported his plea to the Corinthians for help. The superiority of the Cart…

Mnesarchus

(336 words)

Author(s): Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto)
(Μνήσαρχος; Mnḗsarchos). [German version] [1] Father of Pythagoras Father of Pythagoras (6th and early 5th cents. BC), whose historicity seems certain (cf. Heracl. fr. 17 Marcovich and Hdt. 4,95,1), even if the tradition is contradictory and sometimes legendary. M. is sometimes described as a Samian gem cutter (Diog. Laert. 8,1; Apul. Flor. 15; cf. Porph. Vita Pythagorica 1; [1]), sometimes as a merchant from the Tyrrhenian island of Lemnos who had settled on Samos (Neanthes FGrH 84 F 29a = Porph. ibid…

Hippasus

(555 words)

Author(s): Visser, Edzard (Basle) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Ἵππασος; Híppasos). Name often used in epic texts for figures lacking any further characterization, particularly common in patronymic information about less important heroes. Esp. interesting in this context are [1] - [4]: [German version] [1] Father of Actor, the Argonaut  Father of Actor, the Argonaut (Apoll. Rhod. 1,112; Hyg. Fab. 14). Visser, Edzard (Basle) [German version] [2] Father of Charops  Father of  Charops [4] (Hom. Il. 11,426). Visser, Edzard (Basle) [German version] [3] Father of Hypsenor  Father of Hypsenor, killed by Deiphobus (Hom. Il. 13,411). Visser, Edzard …

Eurytus

(365 words)

Author(s): Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Εὔρυτος; Eúrytos). [German version] [1] Hom. character Ruler of Oechalia, mentioned in Hom. Il. 2,596; 730. The location of Oechalia is unclear (on the Peloponnese?). In Hom. Od. 21,20ff., Iphitus the son of E., while searching for his horses in Messenia, gives Odysseus his father's great bow (with which Odysseus later kills the suitors), and on his search is later murdered by Heracles. E. himself is killed by Apollo, whom he challenges to an archery competition (Od. 8,224-228). He plays an important role in the non-extant early epic ‘The Capture of Oechalia’ (Οἰχαλίας ἅλωσις; Oichalías…

Cylon

(336 words)

Author(s): Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Κύλων; Kýlon). [German version] [1] Athenian aristocrat, victor in Olympia in 640 BC, attempted to establish tyrannical rule in 632 BC Athenian aristocrat, son-in-law of  Theagenes of Megara, became Olympic victor in 640 BC. C. and his hetaireíahetairía  [2]) occupied the Acropolis in Athens around 632 in order to establish  tyrannical rule there -- possibly with support from Megara. C. did not manage to mobilize the population to support him. The rebels initially were besieged by a contingent of citizens, b…

Phintys

(145 words)

Author(s): Frede, Michael (Oxford) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
[German version] (Φίντυς; Phíntys). Pseudonymous female author of a work in Pythagorean spirit, Περὶ γυναικὸς σωφροσύνας ( Perì gynaikòs sōphrosýnas, 'On the self-control of women'; two relatively long fragments in Doric dialect are preserved in Stob. 4,23,61): a woman's characteristic virtue is self-control; some particular traits and abilities are common to both men and women, others are either male or female; philosophizing is common to both. A woman attains the good specific to her by means of five things: cha…

Cleinias

(469 words)

Author(s): Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Κλεινίας; Kleinías). [German version] [1] Friend of Solon, heard of the seisáchtheia in advance and was able to unjustly enrich himself One of  Solon's, friends, who heard of the   seisáchtheia in advance and, therefore, was able to unjustly enrich himself (Plut. Solon 15,6-9; cf. [Aristot.] Ath. Pol. 6,2). The story was probably invented in the late 5th cent. BC to discredit the descendants of these men (e.g., Alcibiades [3]). Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) Bibliography Davies, 600 III Rhodes, 128f. Traill, PAA 575270. [German version] [2] Born c. 510 BC, son of Alcibiade…

Echecrates

(239 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Ἐχεκράτης; Echekrátēs). [German version] [1] Thessalian condottierre of Ptolemy IV, c. 217 BC Thessalian condottiere of Ptolemy IV, whose training of the army and especially the cavalry significantly contributed to the victory at Raphia in 217 BC. In that battle, he commanded the right wing of the cavalry. An anecdotally coloured representation of the battle is recorded in Diod. Sic. 16,26,6. PP 2, 2161. Ameling, Walter (Jena) [German version] [2] Pythagorean from Phleius Pythagorean from Phleius, who together with Phanton, Polymnastos and Diocles, who also came fro…

Kleinias

(435 words)

Author(s): Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Köln) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Κλεινίας). [English version] [1] Freund Solons, erfuhr früh von der seisáchteia und konnte sich so unrechtmäßig bereichern Einer der Freunde Solons, die frühzeitig von der seisáchtheia erfuhren und sich so unrechtmäßig bereichern konnten (Plut. Solon 15,6-9; vgl. [Aristot.] Ath. pol. 6,2). Die Gesch. wurde wohl im späten 5. Jh. v.Chr. erfunden, um die Nachfahren dieser Männer (z.B. Alkibiades [3]) zu diffamieren. Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Köln) Bibliography Davies, 600 III  Rhodes, 128f.  Traill, PAA 575270. [English version] [2] Geb. um 510 v.Chr., Sohn des Alkibiade…

Archippos

(199 words)

Author(s): Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
[English version] [1] Dichter der Alten Komödie Dichter der Alten Komödie, siegte einmal an den Dionysien in der 91. Ol. (415-412 v. Chr.) [1.test.1.2]. 61 Fragmente und 6 Titel sind erh., darunter ein Amphitryon und ein Plutos. Der Rhinon und die ›Fische‹ ( Ichthyes) - in denen ein Fisch-Staat (vgl. den Vogel-Staat des Aristophanes) in Auseinandersetzung mit den Athenern dargestellt war - lassen sich wohl bald nach 403 datieren. Gelegentlich wurden auch 4 Stücke des Aristophanes dem A. zugewiesen [1.test.4]. Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) Bibliography 1 PCG II, 538-557. …

Philolaos

(1,028 words)

Author(s): Hölkeskamp, Karl-Joachim (Köln) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Φιλόλαος). [English version] [1] Ph. aus Korinth soll zu der Adelsgruppe der Bakchiadai gehört haben, mit seinem Liebhaber Diokles ins Exil nach Thebai gegangen und dort in einem gut sichtbaren Grab bestattet worden sein (Aristot. pol. 1274a 31-b5). Ph. gab den Thebanern Gesetze über die “Kinderzeugung”, die als νόμοι θετικοί ( nómoi thetikoí) bezeichnet wurden und der Sicherung der Zahl der Landlose (Aristot. pol. 1274b 2-5), vielleicht durch Adoption eines Erben bei Kinderlosigkeit des Besitzers, gedient haben sollen. Solche Maßnahmen, die auc…

Mnesarchos

(334 words)

Author(s): Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto)
(Μνήσαρχος). [English version] [1] Vater des Pythagoras Vater des Pythagoras (6. und frühes 5. Jh.v.Chr.), dessen Historizität gesichert scheint (vgl. bereits Herakl. fr. 17 Marcovich und Hdt. 4,95,1), auch wenn die Überl. widersprüchlich und z.T. legendenhaft ist. Bald wird M. als samischer Steinschneider (Diog. Laert. 8,1; Apul. flor. 15; vgl. Porph. vita Pythagorica 1; [1]), bald als Kaufmann von der tyrrhenischen Insel Lemnos bezeichnet, der sich in Samos niedergelassen habe (Neanthes FGrH 84 F 29a…

Archytas

(1,152 words)

Author(s): Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Frede, Michael (Oxford) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[1] aus Tarent pythag. Philosoph, um 400 v. Chr. [English version] A. Leben Bedeutender pythagoreischer Philosoph der “mathematischen” Richtung und Politiker aus Tarent, Freund Platons. Leben und Lehre sind wegen der ungünstigen Überlieferungslage nur noch in Umrissen kenntlich; die echten Werke sind mit Ausnahme weniger Fragmente verloren, ebenso Aristoxenos' Biographie, Aristoteles' Schrift über A.' Philos. und seine Gegenüberstellung von Platons Timaios und A. (Nr. 94 bei Diog. Laert. 5,25 = Nr. 85 in Hesychs Kat.). A. wird als Sohn des Mnesagoras (Di…

Damon

(975 words)

Author(s): Bloch, René (Berne) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Harmon, Roger (Basle)
(Δάμων; Dámōn) [German version] [1] Prince of the Telchines Prince of the  Telchines. Father-in-law of Minos and ancestor of Miletus. When the Telchines were struck dead by lightning by Jupiter because they poisoned crops, D. and his family were spared in gratitude for hospitality provided. Only his daughter Macelo and her husband were among the victims (Nic. in the schol. Ov. Ib. 475). Bloch, René (Berne) [German version] [2] Pythagorean from Syracuse A Pythagorean from Syracuse, friend of Phintias, for whom he stood surety with his life. According to Aristoxenus (…

Archytas

(1,232 words)

Author(s): Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Frede, Michael (Oxford) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
(Ἀρχύτας, Archỳtas) [1] of Tarentum Pythagoraean philosopher [German version] A. Life Important Pythagorean philosopher of the ‘mathematical’ orientation, politician of Tarentum, a friend of Plato's. His life and his teachings are known in little more than outline because of insufficient records; his true works, with the exception of a few fragments, are lost, as is Aristoxenus' biography, Aristotle's treatise on A.'s philosophy and his comparison of Plato's Timaeus and A. (no. 94 in Diog. Laert. 5,25 = no. 85 in Hesychius' catalogue). A. is described as the so…
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