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Kleros

(412 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (κλῆρος; klêros; Dor. κλᾶρος; klâros, ‘lot’, ‘land allocation’, ‘plot of land’, ‘land allotment’; etymologically probably derived from κλάειν/ kláein, ‘to break, to share’). The drawing of lots for cultivatable plots when acquiring land cannot be verified in the early Greek period.[1]. Already in Homer (Il. 15,498; Od. 14,64 ), as well as in Hesiod (Op. 37; 341), kleros designates private property, not acquired by lot. The function of the klêros in the ancient Thessalonian order of regulations on levies explained by Aristotle (fr. 611 Rose) is not …

Cynisca

(53 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Κυνίσκα; Kyníska). Rich Spartan woman, born around 442 BC, daughter of Archidamus [1] II, sister of Agesilaus [2] II. C. was the first woman to participate in chariot races at Olympia where she was twice victorious (Xen. Ages. 9,6; Plut. Agesilaus 20; Paus. 3,8,1f.; 6,1,6; SGDI 4418). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Alcidas

(297 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Ἀλκίδας; Alkídas). [German version] [1] Spartan nauarch 428-427 BC The Spartan nauarch 428-427 BC, who was supposed to bring relief to the polis of Mytilene on Lesbos, but on route learned of Mytilene's capitulation. The relief of Mytilene, which had been occupied after having broken away from Athens (Thuc. 3,16,3; 26,1), was to take place simultaneously with the invasion of Attica by a Peloponnesian army in the early summer of 427. He landed in Erythrae of Asia Minor, but did not advance fast enough i…

Geranor

(27 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Γεράνωρ; Geránōr). Spartiate, former polemarchos, fell in 369/8 BC during the defence of Asine against the Arcadians (Xen. Hell. 7,1,25). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Lacedas

(68 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Λακήδας; Lakḗdas; Hdt. 6,127,3: Λεωκήδης; Leōkḗdēs). Legendary king of Argus, by tradition the son of the historically debated Pheidon [3]. L. was regarded as the father of Meltas, the last king of the Argives (Paus. 2,19,2) [1. 385; 2. 107ff.]. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 P. Carlier, La royauté en Grèce avant Alexandre, 1984 2 Th. Kelly, A History of Argos to 500 BC, 1976.

Klarotai

(34 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (κλαρῶται; klarôtai). Non-free country-dwellers in Crete, who worked the klâroi ( klêros ) of full citizens in exchange for the payment of fees (Ath. 6,263e-f; Poll. 3,83). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Apella, Apellai

(407 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] This word only occurs in the plural (ἀπέλλαι; apéllai) and is explained by Hesychius as σηκοί ( sēkoí; precincts) or by their function as ἐκκλησίαι ( ekklēsíai; people's assemblies) or ἐφαιρησίαι ( ephairēsíai; voting assemblies). The Labyad inscriptions in Delphi use apellai to refer to the  Apollo festival of the phratry during the religious month of Apellaios (Michel, RIG 995 = Schwyzer, DGE 323). Inscriptions from Gytheum (Laconia, 1st cent.) add the augmentative attribute μεγάλαι ( megálai; IG V 1, 1144, l.20 f.= SGDI 4567 = Michel, RIG 185; IG V 1, …

Teleclus

(83 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Τήλεκλος; Tḗleklos). King of Sparta, who according to legend played an important role a generation before the beginning of the first Messenian War. As a person he is probably historical; he is supposed to have conquered Amyclae, Pharis and Geronthrae (Paus. 3,2,6) and settled several places in Dentheliatis (Denthalii) with Laconic colonists (Str. 8,4,4). His killing by Messenians allegedly led to the first of the Messenian Wars (Paus. 4,4,2-3). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography M. Meier, Aristokraten und Damoden, 1998, 85-87, 102-106.

Proxenia, proxenos

(228 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (προξενία/ proxenía, πρόξενος/ próxenos). The term proxenía denotes the function of a 'public guest' ( próxenos), i.e. one citizen's representing one Greek community in another 'state'. It is a specifically Greek institution, traceable to the protection of foreigners (Xenoi; Aliens, the position of [III]) and first attested in a late 7th cent. BC resolution of the 'people' ( dâmos) of Corfu  (ML 4). In the 5th cent. BC, proxenía moreover became an Athenian instrument of control in the Delian League, where próxenoi represented Athenian interests, reporting if n…

Rhamphias

(76 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ῥαμφίας; Rhamphías). Spartiate, father of Clearchus [2] (Thuc. 8,8,2). Member of the last Spartan delegation before the outbreak of the Peloponnesisan War (431 BC) that in Athens signaled a willingness for peace if the Athenians returned "independence to the Hellens" (Thuc. 1,139,3). R. was supposed to reinforce the army of Brasidas in the summer of 422 but in Thessaly he received news of his death and returned to Sparta. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Prytaneis

(837 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(πρυτάνεις/ prytáneis, sg. πρύτανις/ prýtanis, 'principal, first'). [German version] I. Individual chief magistrates Designation for holders of the highest power or official authority. The original meaning 'ruler' is given expression in the epic name Prýtanis (Hom. Il. 5,678), in Zeus' appellation in Aeschylus (Prom. 169), as well as in the verb form applied to the Roman emperor and empress ( prytaneúein; Phil. in Flaccum 126; Procop. Arc. 17,27). In the course of the institutionalization of the organs of the polis and during the 'Great' Greek Colonizati…

Chilonis

(158 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Χιλωνίς; Chilōnís). [German version] [1] Legendary wife of king Theopompus Legendary figure, said to be the wife of king  Theopompus, whom she is supposed to have freed from imprisonment by Messenians (Polyaenus, Strat. 8,34; Quint. Inst. 2,17,20; Plut. Lycurgus 7,2; Mor. 779e). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [German version] [2] Wife of Cleonymus, 3rd cent. BC Wife of  Cleonymus, son of Cleomenes II; she committed adultery with Acrotatus, later to be king; after the death of Cleonymus, who had left Sparta because of her, and joined Pyrrhus, she apparently married Acrotatus (Syll.3 …

Pasippidas

(64 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Πασιππίδας; Pasippídas). Spartiate and naval commander in the eastern Aegaean in 410/409 BC probably in the role of naúarchos; he was charged with conspiring in Thasos to stage an uprising against a group favouring Sparta and the harmost Eteonicus. He fled, but as early as 409 was sent as a legate to Persia (Xen. Hell. 1,1,32; 1,3,13). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Sophanes

(135 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Σωφάνης/ Sōphánēs). Athenian from Decelea, son of Eutychides (Hdt. 6,92,3; 9,73,1). In 490 BC after the battle of Marathon he refused to honour Miltiades [2] with a wreath (Plut. Cimon 8,1), since the victory was understood to be a success of the dêmos as a whole [1. 193]. S. distinguished himself by particular bravery in the Athenians' war with Aegina in 488/7 (Hdt. 6,92; 9,75; Paus. 1,29,5) and in the battle of Plataeae in 479 (Hdt. 9,73-75; Plut. Cato maior 29,2). He fell in 465/4 as a stratēgós and one of the commanders of the colonists who advanced from Ennea…

Hippitas

(47 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἱππίτας; Hippítas). Confidant of the Spartan king Cleomenes III, whom he accompanied to Alexandria after the battle of Sellasia, where he had himself killed willingly after the latter's failed uprising against Ptolemy IV in 219 BC (Pol. 5,37,8; Plut. Cleomenes 37,6-13). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Clearidas

(81 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Κλεαρίδας; Klearídas). Spartan, son of Cleonymus. Appointed by  Brasidas in 423 BC as commander at Amphipolis, C. proved himself after Brasidas' death in 422. After the peace of  Nicias he did not surrender the polis entrusted to him to the Athenians so its inhabitants would not be exposed to retaliation (Thuc. 5,21; 34). Unimpressed by the instructions of the leading committees in Sparta he instigated considerable new tensions between Sparta and Athens.  Peloponnesian War Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Apoikia

(992 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἀποικία; apoikía). Settlement of a group of colonists or their descendants outside the territory of a particular mother city ( Metropolis); the latter having sent out a proportion of its citizens as ‘emigrants’ (ἄποικοι, ápoikoi) to found a ‘colony’, or even encouraged the citizens of other poleis to take part in a new foundation. The leader of the undertaking was usually an oikist nominated by the mother city. Especially during the great period of ‘Greek colonization’ of c. 750-550/500 BC, many new communities arose, often being autonomous poleis which could be r…

Brasidas

(584 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Βρασίδας; Brasídas). Son of the respected Spartiate Tellis, who was one of those who took the oath sealing the Peace of Nicias in 421 BC (Thuc. 2,25; 5,19; 24).B. distinguished himself right at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War when he freed the Messenian coastal city of Methone which was surrounded by Athenians. That was probably the reason for his appointment in 431/30 as eponymous ephor (Diod. Sic. 12,43,2) and military ‘adviser’ at a relatively young age. In 429 he was adviser to admiral  Cnemus in the so-called second sea battle of Naupactus and…

Astyochus

(133 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἀστύοχος; Astýochos). Spartan nauarch in 412/11 BC. In the summer of 412 his attempt to gain Lesbos failed (Thuc. 8,22f.); his operations between Lesbos, Chios, Erythrae and Clazomenae were luckless (8,31-33). Dissatisfied with his administration, Sparta sent ‘advisors’ with extraordinary powers to his headquarters in Milet in the winter of 412/11 (Thuc. 8,39,1f.). After advances as far as Cnidus and Rhodes he signed the third Spartan-Persian contract in the spring of 411, in whic…

Eleutherolakones

(123 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἐλευθερολάκωνες; Eleutherolákōnes). League of Laconian coastal settlements; as former perioikoi settlements, they were placed under the protection of the Achaean Confederacy following the defeat of Nabis by the Romans in 195 BC. After the failure of the Achaean uprising in 146 BC, they were permitted to unite in the koinòn tôn Lakedaimoníōn (κοινὸν τῶν Λακεδαιμονίων) (Liv. 35,13,2; 38,31,2) [2. 51]. In 21 BC, Augustus reorganized the league [1. 60], which was thenceforth known as koinòn tôn Eleutherolakṓnōn (Str. 8,366; Paus. 3,21,6f.; IG V 1 1161; 116…

Sacred wars

(585 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (ἱεροὶ πόλεμοι/ hieroì pólemoi). As a concept hieròs pólemos is first encountered in the late 5th cent. BC and according to Aristophanes (Av. 554ff., particularly 556 with schol. = Philochorus FGrH 328 F 34 b) means 'war against divinity', whereas Thucydides (1,112,5; with the addition of καλούμενος/ kaloúmenos, 'so-called') uses it to describe the Spartans' intervention in Delphi in 448 on the pretext of protecting the sanctuary of Apollo [1. 1-14]. Accordingly there was no idea of a religious campaign for a deity [2. 67-87].…

Cinadon

(106 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Κινάδων; Kinádōn). In 398 BC, C. a hypomeion (‘Inferior’), thus presumably the son of Spartan parents but without full citizens' rights, sought widespread support for a revolt to overthrow the ruling class of the Spartiatae, by approaching  Helots, Neodamodes, hypomeiones and  Perioikoi. No details about his planned reforms are known. C. was betrayed, lured into a trap and killed after naming his fellow conspirators under torture. In Xenophon's version (Hell. 3,3,4-11), C. generalizes, exaggerating the tensions within Sparta. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bib…

Mastigophoroi

(86 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (μαστιγοφόροι; mastigophóroi, ‘whip-carriers’). In Sparta, young men (ἡβῶντες/ hēbṓntes), who assisted the paidonómoi in the agōgḗ of boys (Xen. Lac. 2,2). In Athens in 404 BC they were the infamous 300 policemen under the Thirty ( triákonta ; Aristot. Ath. Pol. 35,1). In Corcyra they were 425 guards in charge of prisoners (Thuc. 4,47,3). In Hellenistic Egypt they were servants to higher dignitaries, e.g. the oikonómos, the representative of the king in the nomoí (PTebtunis 121,58; cf. P CZ 80,4). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Stasippus

(114 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Στάσιππος/ Stásippos). Leader of the pro-Spartan 'oligarchs' in Tegea (Xen. Hell. 6,4,18) who in the summer of 370 BC opposed annexation, instigated by anti-Spartan forces in Tegea, to a pan-Arcadian state, planned by 'democrats' in Mantinea. Initially successful in the disturbances unleashed by this [1. 505-507; 2. 105; 3. 74 f.], S. did not, however, have his defeated opponents prosecuted and, after the Mantineans intervened, he and his supporters were overcome, captured despite…

Phrourarchos

(158 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (φρούραρχος/ phroúrarchos). 'Commander' ( archós) of a 'guard' ( phrourá), commander of a garrison or fortress. In the Delian League the office involved performing both military and political functions. For example, after their intervention in Erythrae [2] in about 453/2 BC, the Athenians commissioned their phrourarchos and their epískopos [1] there to supervise the appointment of a new council. The phrourarchos was to perform this duty every year from then on in cooperation with the local council that was stepping down (IG I3 14). The term is also used as the…

Agiads

(245 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἀγιάδαι; Agiádai). Royal dynasty in Sparta, which, according to Herodotus (6,51), held a higher rank than the second Spartan royal dynasty, the ( Eurypontids). However, the authority of individual kings was based on their deeds and the quality of their leadership. As the founding father of the A. stands the mythic figure of the Heraclid  Eurysthenes, whose son Agis [1] I became the eponymous hero of the house. In the early construct devised to explain the Spartan double kingdom ap…

Labotas

(50 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Λαβώτας; Labṓtas). Legendary Spartan king of the house of the Agiads. During his (fictional) reign (traditionally 1025/4-989/8 BC), Sparta is said to have fought against Argus for the first time (Apollod. FGrH 244 F 62; Hdt. 1,65; 7,204; Plut. Mor. 224c; Paus. 3,2,3f.). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Lacrates

(36 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] Spartan olympic champion; died in 403 BC during a skirmish in Piraeus against resistance fighters who freed Athens from the rule of the ‘Thirty’ ( Triakonta) (Xen. Hell. 2,4,33). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Zeuxidamus

(147 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Ζευξίδαμος/ Zeuxídamos). [German version] [1] King of Sparta, c. 700 BC Was considered a Spartan king of the house of the Eurypontids and a son of Archidamus, is supposed to have been the successor to his grandfather Theopompus [1] towards the end of the 8th cent. BC, but is not mentioned in Hdt. 8,131, appearing only in Pausanias' list of Spartan kings (3,7,6; 4,15,3) into which he was probably inserted only in the 4th cent. BC [1. 97; 2. 344 f.]. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [German version] [2] Son of Leotychidas [2] II Eurypontid, son of the Spartan king Leotychidas [2] II (…

Agesipolis

(359 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Ἀγησίπολις; Agēsípolis). [German version] [1] I., Spartan king (395-380 BC) A. I, Agiad, son of the Spartan king Pausanias and older brother of Cleombrotus I, became king when his father had to go into exile after the battle at Haliartus 395 BC (Diod. Sic. 14,89; Paus. 3,5,7). First under the guardianship of his relative Aristodemus [3] (Xen. Hell. 4,2,9), he achieved already in 388/87 successes against the Argives (Xen. Hell. 4,7,2-7) and forced the polis of Mantinea under specious pretences to dioikismos into four villages in 385/84 (Xen. Hell. 5,2,3-7; Paus. 8,8,7-9). Af…

Megillus

(102 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Μέγιλλος/ Mégillos). Spartan, one of three members of a legation which negotiated the release of prisoners of war in Athens in 408/7 BC (Androtion FGrH 324 F 44; [1. 50; 2. 395]). He was probably identical with a homonymous member of a legation sent by Agesilaus [2] II to Tissaphernes in 396 (Xen. Hell. 3,4,6), and with an interlocutor in Plato (Epin. passim and Leg. 642b), described there as a guest of the Athenians. Peloponnesian War Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 D. J. Mosley, Envoys and Diplomacy in Ancient Greece, 1973 2 B. Bleckmann, Athens Weg in die…

Herippidas

(161 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἑριππίδας; Herippídas). A Spartiate, who after 400 BC belonged to the inner circle of Sparta's political leaders [1. 154]; in 399, he suppressed an uprising in Heraclea Trachinia (Diod. Sic. 14,38,4-5) [2. 120f., 154]. 395 saw him as an influential adviser to Agesilaus [2] during the latter's campaign in Asia Minor, when he also commanded the Cyreans, who in 394 were once again under his command at Coronea (Xen. Hell. 3,4,20; 4,1,11-14; 20-28; 4,3,15). Following the death of the nauarchos Podanemus, he temporarily assumed command of the navy in the Corint…

Timouchos

(293 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (τιμοῦχος/ timoûchos). Holder of an honour, honorary position or office (formed from τιμὴν ἔχειν, timḕn échein, 'to have/hold honour'); first recorded in the form τιμάοχος as an epithet of deities in the 7th cent. BC (Hom. Hymnos to Demeter 268 f.; Hom. Hymnos to Aphrodite 31 f.); as office holders timoûchoi are recorded almost only in communities of the Ionic dialect groups, e.g. in the early 5th cent. BC in Teos (Syll.3 37/8; ML 30), where they had to pronounce curse formulas against enemies of the polis at the Anthesteria and at festivals for …

Teleutias

(169 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Τελευτίας/ Teleutías). Spartiate, step-brother of Agesilaus [2] II (Xen. Hell.  4,4,19; Plut. Agesilaos 21,1), commander of Spartan fleets several times between 392 and 381 BC, nauarchos in 387/6 (Xen. Hell. 5,1,13). In 392 he conquered ships and destroyed wharves in Lechaeum (Xen. Hell. 4,4,19; Plut. Agesilaos 21,1-3); in 390 he took over the fleet of the naúarchos Ecdicus in Cnidus, captured ten Athenian triremes and supported Sparta's partisans in Rhodes [1. 84-86]. He surrendered his fleet to the nauarchos Hierax in Aegina in 389 …

Timaea

(90 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Τίμαια/ Tímaia). Spartan, wife of Agis [2] II, in 415 BC supposedly seduced by Alcibiades [3] who thus fathered her son Leotychidas [3], yet this is doubtful [1. 67 f.]. Agis only recognised Leotychidas as his son on his death-bed, in order to enable him to succeed to the throne. Lysander [1], however, saw to the election of Agesilaus [2] II (Duris FGrH 76 F 69; Xen. Hell.  3,3,1-4; Paus. 3,8,8-10; Plut. Agesilaus 3; Plut. Alcibiades 23,7-9; Plut. Lysander 22,6-13; Plut.  Mor. 467 f.). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 W. M. Ellis, Alcibiades, 1989.

Pleistoanax

(191 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Πλειστοάναξ/ Pleistoánax). Son of the Spartan regent Pausanias [1] of the house of the Agiads, king 458-408/7 BC (Diod. Sic. 13,75,1), initially under the guardianship of his uncle Nicomedes [1] (Thuc. 1,107,2; Diod. Sic. 11,79,6). In 446, P., in command of a Spartan army in fact led by his advisor Cleandridas, was to march on Attica to engage Athenian troops during the  Euboean revolt. However, after one attack he returned to the Thriasian plain, was charged in Sparta by Pericles…

Trierarchia

(170 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (τριηραρχία; triērarchía). Obligation to equip a trireme for one year and to command the crew ( c. 200 men). Introduced in 483/2 as a military leiturgia (Liturgy I.) in place of the naukrariai , which were no longer sufficient following the naval rearmament programme of Themistocles. Later also used as a technical term for the command of other warships. Because of the great financial burden it imposed, the system was modified from 410 BC by the syntrierarchy (two trierarchoi per ship), and the load was distributed still more in 357 BC or shortly before by t…

Eurypontids

(124 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Εὐρυπωντίδαι; Eurypōntídai). Spartan royal house, whose representatives according to Herodotus (6,51) were supposed to have less prestige than the royal house of the Agiads. In fact the E. provided important kings such as Archidamus II, Agesilaus II, Agis II, III and IV. Its eponym was the fictitious figure of Eurypon, a descendant of Heracles in the sixth (Hdt. 8,131; Str. 8,366) or seventh generation (Plut. Lycurgus 1; Paus. 3,7,1). The list of E., like that of the Agiads, is unusable historically for the period prior to the early 6th cent. BC.  Agiads Welwei, Karl-W…

Tellis

(76 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Τέλλις; Téllis). Spartiate, father of Brasidas, married to Argileonis, who commented on the death of her son (in 422 BC) with the words that he had been brave but Sparta had better men (Plut. Lycurgus 25,8-9; Plut. Mor. 190b; 219d; 240c; Diod. Sic. 12,74,3). T. swore to the Peace of Nicias (Nicias [1]) in 421 BC (Thuc. 5,19,2; 5,24,1) and was then doubtless a champion of Spartan peace policy. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Struthas

(89 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Στρούθας/ Stroúthas; Tod, Nr. 113: Στρούσης/ Stroúsēs). Persian satrap in Ionia [1.216], installed by Artaxerxes [2] II in 391 BC in place of Tiribazus. He was supposed to introduce anti-Spartan politics, immediately approached Athens and defeated the army of Thibron, whom Sparta had dispatched to Asia Minor and who had gained control over the Plain of Maeander from Ephesus after his arrival but then acted carelessly and fell in the battle against S. (Xen. Hell. 4,8,17-19; Diod. Sic. 14,99,1-3). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 A. Hornblower, in: CA…

Peraia

(736 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (ἡ περαία; hē peraía). Description of a community's territory lying 'opposite', predominantly (but not exclusively) a mainland possession of an island state. The development of regions near coasts was primarily for the purpose of gaining resources, but for island poleis also represented a protection zone [1. 466f.]. Examples of peraíai of mainland states are Myus, disputed between Miletus [2] and Magnesia [2] on the Maeander (Syll.3 588), and the peninsula of Perachora to the north of Corinth, which originally belonged to Megara [2] (Xen. Hell…

Xenodikai

(295 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(ξενοδίκαι/ xenodíkai). [German version] [1] In Athens: 'judges of foreigners' First mentioned in Athens as 'judges of foreigners' (IG I3 439,75 and IG I3 440,126) for the years 444-442 BC in which the xenodikai had to provide quite large sums for the construction of the Parthenon . It cannot be deduced from this evidence [3. 661 f.] that they operated only for a relatively short period after Pericles' [1] statute of civic rights as an authority for lawsuits relating to illegal arrogation of Athenian civil rights (Xenias graph…

Naucleidas

(65 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ναυκλείδας/ Naukleídas). Spartiate, son of Polybiades; as an ephor, he accompanied king Pausanias to Athens in 403 BC, and supported his policy of reconciling the hostile sides in the civil war, in defiance of the intent of Lysander [1], who in revenge later accused him of debauchery (Xen. Hell. 2,4,35-36; Agatharchidas FGrH 86 F 11 = Athen. 12,550 d-e). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Epaminondas

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Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἐπαμεινώνδας; Epameinṓndas). Most important Theban commander of the 1st half of the 4th cent. BC. His year of birth has not been recorded. After instruction by the Pythagorean Lysis of Tarentum who lived in his father Polymis' house (Diod. Sic. 15,39,2; Plut. Mor. 583c; 585e; Paus. 9,13,1; Nep. Epaminondas 2,2), he was considered incorruptible and frugal as well as a great orator (Plut. Mor. 808e, 809a). Little is known about his political beginnings. The outline in Paus. 9,13,1-1…

Presbeia, Presbeis

(467 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (πρεσβεία/ presbeía, πρέσβεις/ présbeis, 'embassy', 'emissary'). The terms presbeía and présbeis in this sense are known only from the 5th cent. BC on, but there is evidence of 'diplomatic traffic' in Greece considerably earlier than this in Homer, in the form of the sending of 'messengers' (Hom. Il. 4,384; 5,804; 10,286). The term présbeis is explained by the fact that originally it was generally 'elders' ( présbys: 'old') who were sent out as emissaries, though by the 5th cent. this was no longer the custom (Aristoph. Ach. 599 ff.). Présbeis acted on behalf of their…

Mandrocleidas

(148 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Μανδροκλείδας; Mandrokleídas). [German version] [1] Spartiate, tried to keep Pyrrhos from further raids in Laconia, 272 BC Spartiate (Μανδρικλείδας/ Mandrikleídas in good MSS). Plutarch (Plut. Pyrrhus 26,24) passes down a memorable statement by M. who is said to have attempted in 272 BC to convince Pyrrhus of the Spartan will to resist him so as to prevent further plundering raids in Laconia by his troops [1. 128f.]. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [German version] [2] Spartiate, supporter of Agis's reforms in 243/2 BC Spartiate (probably not identical to M. [1]), talented fo…

Aegidae

(222 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Αἰγεῖδαι; Aigeîdai). Designated by Herodotus (4,149) as ‘great phyle in Sparta’, but also (4,147) brought in connection with Cadmean Thebes. In Aristotle (fr. 532 Rose) the A. appear as φρατρία Θηβαίων ( phratría Thēbaíōn) and in Pindar (I. 7,15) as ‘Thebans’ (cf. Androtion FGrH 324 F 60; schol. Pind. Pyth. 5,101). According to the Schol. of Pindar I. 7,18 they are supposed to have originally been Phlegraei. Whether here ‘Phlegyans’ are meant [1. 28] is uncertain. Supposedly the A. migrated with the Heraclidae t…

Panteus

(62 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Παντεύς; Panteús). Spartan, who in 223 BC successfully commanded two Spartan units under Cleomenes [6] III in the attack on Megalopolis (Plut. Cleomenes 23,5-6). After the battle of Sellasia, he fled to Egypt with Cleomenes , where he committed suicide after the latter's failed attempt to free himself from internment (ibid. 37,13-16; 38,5; Pol. 5,37,8). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Gylis

(44 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Γῦλις; Gŷlis). Spartiate, in 394 BC polemarch, assumed command of the army of Agesilaus [2] II after the battle of Coronea and advanced to Locris. He fell in battle after the retreat (Xen. Ages. 2,15; Hell. 4,3,21-23). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Menedaeus

(74 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Μενεδάϊος/ Menedáios). Spartan, in 426 BC a member of Eurylochus's [2] war council in Acarnania. After Eurylochus's defeat and death at Olpae, he became commander of the Peloponnesian troops there. In a secret agreement the Athenian commander Demosthenes [1] granted him free passage in return for surrender of the Ambraciots (Thuc. 3,100,2; 109,1-3; [1. 30]. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 J. Roisman, The General Demosthenes and His Use of Military Surprise, 1993.

Cleandridas

(92 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Κλεανδρίδας; Kleandrías). Spartan; allegedly fought in 470 BC against Tegea (Polyaenus, Strat. 2,10,3) and in 446 as advisor of king  Pleistoanax he was bribed by Pericles on a campaign to Attica. Sentenced to death, C. fled (Diod. Sic. 13,106,10; Plut. Pericles 22f.) and became a citizen of Thurii, where he functioned as general after 443 (Polyaenus, Strat. 2,10). The embellishment of the bribery affair probably only occurred after his son  Gylippus was convicted of embezzlement [1. 145]. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 K. L. Noethlichs, Bestechu…

Gerontes

(133 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (γέροντες; gérontes). ‘Elders’, in the Homeric epic not only the aged advisers of a city-king (Hom. Il. 3,149) but also high-ranking dignitaries ( Basileus, I. B. Homeric) with leadership functions in war and peace (Hom. Il. 2,404-408). From the advisory assemblies in early Greek pre-city settlements and defensive communities, committees with distinct competencies and criteria of admission developed along with city structures. An indication of this process is the trial scene in Hom. Il. 18,497-508, in which gerontes resolve a dispute over compensation [1…

Megistonous

(102 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Μεγιστόνους/ Megistónous). Spartan who supported the reforms of his stepson Cleomenes [6] III (Plut. Cleomenes 7,1; 11,1). As the Spartan commander at Orchomenus (Arcadia) he was defeated and captured by Aratus [2] of Sicyon after Cleomenes' coup (227 BC) at a time which has not been exactly determined (Plut. Aratus 38,1), and was sent by him to Cleomenes as a go-between (Plut. Cleomenes 19,5; Plut. Aratus 41,5). M. died in 224 while trying to prevent Argos being captured by Aratus and Antigonus [3] Doson (Plut. Cleomenes 21,1-3; [1. 374f.]). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bo…

Antalcidas

(491 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἀντιαλκίδας; Antalkídas in IG V 1,93 ll. 15 and 212). At some time in the spring of 392 BC or the preceding winter A., through the mediation of the satrap  Tiribazus and abandoning the Greeks of Asia Minor, was to make peace with the Persian king [3; 7], the victory of  Conon at Cnidus having left Sparta in a precarious situation. As Sparta no longer controlled the poleis of Asia Minor, the attempt was a failure, although A. did receive a secret subsidy from Tiribazus for the expansion of the Spartan fleet (Xen. Hell. 4,8,12 ff.; Plut. Ages. 23,2). In the summer of 388 as   nauarch…

Cratesiclea

(59 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Κρατησίκλεια). Wife of Leonidas II, mother of  Cleomenes [6] III, who was strongly in favour of his reform plans. Following her son's flight to Ptolemy III, she went to Egypt as a hostage and was executed there in 219 BC after the failure of Cleomenes' coup (Plut. Cleomenes 6,2; 7,1; 22,3-10; 38,2-12). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Polytropus

(77 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Πολύτροπος/ Polýtropos). Commander of a detachment of mercenaries recruited in Corinth, which fought for Sparta in 370/369 BC against the newly founded koinón of the Arcadians (see also Arcadians, Arcadia, with map; [1. 80 ff.]) and occupied the polis of Orchomenus [3] because it did not wish to join the Arcadians' League. P. fell in action against Mantinean troops (Xen. Hell. 6,5,11-14; cf. Diod. Sic. 15,62,1-3). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 H. Beck, Polis und Koinon, 1997.

Sperthias

(126 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Hdt. 7,134,2: Σπερθίης/ Sperthíēs; Plut. Mor. 235f: Σπέρτις/ Spértis; 815e: Σπέρχις/ Spérchis). A high-ranking Spartan (Spartiatae) who is supposed to have offered himself and the Spartan Boulis in Susa as atonement for the ambassadors of Darius [1] I who had allegedly been killed in Sparta in 491 BC, but refused to prostrate himself before Xerxes who nevertheless set him free (Hdt. 7,134,2-136). Whether Persian ambassadors had appeared in Sparta in 491 BC, however, remains questionable [1.…

Cnemus

(84 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Κνῆμος; Knêmos). Spartan nauarchos (fleet commander) in 430/29 BC, destroyed Zacynthus in 430, conducted operations in Acarnania in 429 and was defeated at Oeniadae (Thuc. 2,66; 80-82; Diod. Sic. 12,47,4f.). C.'s formations suffered heavy losses in 429 at Stratus and Naupactus against the Athenians under Phormion. In the late autumn of 429 an assault that C. and his ‘adviser’  Brasidas had planned against Piraeus was called off; Salamis was laid waste instead (Thuc. 2,83-94; Diod. Sic. 12,49). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Ischolaus

(41 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἰσχόλαος; Ischólaos). Spartan, fought in the Corinthian War against Chabrias in Thrace (Polyaen. Strat. 2,22), fell in battle in Scritis against the Arcadians during the winter of 370/69 BC (Xen. Hell. 6,5,24-26; Diod.Sic. 15,64,3f.). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Lampito

(87 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Λαμπιτώ; Lampitṓ). [German version] [1] Daughter of the Spartan king Leotychidas II, 5th cent. BC Daughter of the Spartan king Leotychidas II, wife of king Archidamus [1] II, mother of the later king Agis [2] II (Hdt. 6,71; Plut. Agesilaus 1; Pl. Alc. 1,123c); Aristophanes (Lys.) uses the name for a typical female representative of Sparta. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [German version] [2] Samian woman, lover of Demetrius [4] c. 300 BC Samian woman, lover of Demetrius [4] (Ath. 13,593e-f; Diog. Laert. 5,76). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

War guilt, problem of

(489 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] Indications of public indignation at peace-breakers in Homer (Hom. Od. 24,424-437) and the emergence of the Roman fetiales rite as the opening of a bellum iustum (International law) show that even in the Archaic period wars were not regarded as a normal state of affairs and that WG was discussed [1. 127]. WG acquired greater political significance in the course of expansionist aspirations. The actions and causes which triggered battles between the Greeks and 'Barbarians' form a leitmotiv in the work of He…

Charillus

(57 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Χάριλλος; Chárillos, in Hdt. 8,131 Χαρίλαος; Charílaos). Historically uncertain Spartan king, Eurypontid; according to Sosibius (FGrH 595 F 2), ruled 874-811 BC and with King Archelaus conquered the perioikic city of Aegys (Paus. 3,2,5), but defeated by the Tegeans (Paus. 8,5,9). This data arises from constructions based on legend.   Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Gorgopas

(114 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (Γοργώπας; Gorgṓpas). Spartiate, in 389/8 BC. Epistoleús of the nauarch Hierax, who assigned to him the defence of the polis Aegina under the siege of Athens. He operated successfully against Athenian forces and against Attic coastal regions, accompanied the new nauarch Antalcidas to Ephesus in 388, and got into difficulties in a battle against an Athenian squadron on his return. He won the counter attack in a night battle at Cape Zoe, but was not up to the surprise attack of the Atheni…

Cleombrotus

(315 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Κλεόμβροτος; Kleómbrotos). [German version] [1] Agiad, Spartan commander in Salamis Agiad ( Agiads), brother of Leonidas I who died at Thermopylae in 480 BC and guardian of the latter's son Pleistarchus. As commander of the Peloponnesian forces, C. directed the fortification of the Isthmus of Corinth before the battle of Salamis, but died late that year or in the winter of 480/79 (Hdt. 5,41; 7,205,1; 8,71; 9,10; Paus. 3,3,9). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [German version] [2] C. I. Spartan king 380-371 BC Agiad, after the banishment of his father Pausanias in 394 BC under …

Stephanephoria

(184 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[German version] (στεφανηφορία/ stephanēphoría) was the term for the 'wearing of a garland' as a symbol of sacred or magisterial dignity, widespread in the Greek poleis of Asia Minor and often connected with eponymity (Eponyms in chronology). Eponymous stephanephoria is known primarily in Miletus (Syll.3 57; LSAM 50); it was carried out by the aisymnetai of the molpoi [1. 68, 7729]. In their name lists, which, with only a few interruptions, extend from 525/4 BC to AD 31/2 [2. no. 122-128], Alexander [4] and Augustus also appear (cf. [3. 167]). In Priene stephanephoria was at times t…

Menedaios

(61 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Μενεδάϊος). Spartiat, 426 v.Chr. in Akarnanien im Kriegsrat des Eurylochos [2], nach dessen Niederlage und Tod bei Olpai Kommandeur der dortigen peloponnes. Truppen. Der athen. Befehlshaber Demosthenes [1] gewährte ihm nach geheimer Absprache freien Abzug unter Preisgabe der Ambrakiotai (Thuk. 3,100,2; 109,1-3; [1. 30]. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 J. Roisman, The General Demosthenes and His Use of Military Surprise, 1993.

Knemos

(70 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Κνῆμος). Spartan. Nauarch (Flottenkommandant) 430/29 v.Chr., verwüstete 430 Zakynthos, operierte 429 in Akarnania und wurde bei Oiniadai geschlagen (Thuk. 2,66; 80-82; Diod. 12,47,4f.). K.' Flottenverbände erlitten 429 schwere Niederlagen bei Stratos und Naupaktos gegen die Athener unter Phormion. Im Spätherbst 429 unterblieb ein von K. und seinem “Berater” Brasidas geplanter Überfall auf den Peiraieus; statt dessen wurde Salamis verwüstet (Thuk. 2,83-94; Diod. 12,49). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Panteus

(57 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Παντεύς). Spartaner, führte 223 v.Chr. unter Kleomenes [6] III. zwei spartan. Einheiten mit Erfolg beim Sturm auf Megalopolis (Plut. Kleomenes 23,5-6), floh nach der Schlacht bei Sellasia mit Kleomenes nach Ägypten, wo er nach dessen mißglücktem Versuch, sich aus der Internierung zu befreien, Selbstmord beging (ebd. 37,13-16; 38,5; Pol. 5,37,8). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Apoikia

(893 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Ἀποικία). Siedlung einer Kolonistengruppe oder ihrer Nachfahren außerhalb des Gebietes einer bestimmten Mutterstadt (Metropolis), die einen Teil ihrer Bürger als “Aussiedler” (ἄποικοι, apoikoi) zur Gründung einer “Pflanzstadt” ausgesandt oder auch Bürger anderer Poleis zur Teilnahme an einer Neugründung aufgefordert hatte. Leiter des Unternehmens war in der Regel ein von der Mutterstadt benannter Oikistes. Vor allem während der “großen griech. Kolonisation” ca. 750-550/500 v. Chr. entstanden zahlreiche neue Gemeinwese…

Klearidas

(70 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Κλεαρίδας). Spartiat, Sohn des Kleonymos; von Brasidas 423 v.Chr. als Befehlshaber in Amphipolis eingesetzt, bewährte K. sich nach dem Tod des Brasidas 422 und übergab nach dem Frieden des Nikias die ihm anvertraute Polis nicht den Athenern, um die Bewohner nicht Vergeltungsmaßnahmen auszuliefern (Thuk. 5,21; 34). Unbeeindruckt von Weisungen der Führungsgremien Spartas förderte er erhebliche neue Spannungen zwischen Sparta und Athen. Peloponnesischer Krieg Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Ischolaos

(36 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Ἰσχόλαος). Spartiat, kämpfte im Korinthischen Krieg gegen Chabrias in Thrakien (Polyain. 2,22), fiel im Winter 370/69 v.Chr. in der Skiritis im Kampf gegen Arkader (Xen. hell. 6,5,24-26; Diod. 15,64,3f.). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Phrurarchos

(139 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (φρούραρχος). “Kommandant” ( archós) einer “Wache” ( phrurá), Kommandant einer Besatzung oder Festung. Das Amt hatte im Attisch-Delischen Seebund neben den mil. auch polit. Funktionen zu erfüllen. So beauftragten die Athener nach ihrer Intervention in Erythrai [2] etwa 453/2 v.Chr. ihren dortigen ph. und ihren epískopos [1], die Konstituierung eines neuen Rates zu überwachen. Der ph. sollte diese Aufgabe fortan alljährlich mit dem jeweils abtretenden lokalen Rat ausüben (IG I3 14). Als griech. Äquivalent wird der Terminus außerdem für persische “…

Damaratos

(237 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Δαμάρατος, Δημάρητος). Spartanischer König, Eurypontide, Sohn und Nachfolger (um 510 v.Chr.) des Königs Ariston. Die Wende in seinem Leben brachte die Feindschaft mit Kleomenes I., dessen Absicht, mit Hilfe eines Heerzuges 506 ein spartanisches Satellitenregime in Athen einzurichten, er noch bei Eleusis durch Obstruktion vereitelte (Hdt. 5,74f.). Offen bleibt, ob damals athenische Sondierungen beim persischen Satrapen in Sardeis bekannt wurden [3. 273-276]. 491 intrigierte D. ge…

Melesippos

(68 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Μελήσιππος). Spartiat, Sohn des Diakritos, Mitglied der letzten spartan. Gesandtschaft nach Athen 431 v.Chr. vor Ausbruch des Peloponnesischen Krieges (Thuk. 1,139,3). Er wurde in demselben J. während des Anmarsches der Armee des Archidamos [1] erneut zu Verhandlungen nach Athen geschickt, jedoch vor der Stadt abgewiesen. Beim Verlassen Attikas soll er prophezeit haben, daß mit diesem Tag großes Unglück für Hellas beginne (Thuk. 2,12). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Naukleidas

(56 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Ναυκλείδας). Spartiat, Sohn des Polybiades, begleitete als Ephor 403 v.Chr. König Pausanias nach Athen und unterstützte dessen Politik einer Aussöhnung der athen. Bürgerkriegsparteien gegen die Intentionen des Lysandros [1], der ihn später aus Rache wegen Schwelgerei verklagte (Xen. hell. 2,4,35-36; Agatharchidas FGrH 86 F 11 = Athen. 12,550 d-e). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Polytropos

(72 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Πολύτροπος). Befehlshaber einer in Korinthos angeworbenen Söldnertruppe, die im Dienst Spartas 370/369 v. Chr. gegen das neu gegründete koinón der Arkader (s. auch Arkades, Arkadia mit Karte; [1. 80 ff.]) kämpfte und Orchomenos [3] besetzte, als diese Polis dem Bund der Arkader nicht beitreten wollte. P. fiel in einem Gefecht gegen Truppen der Mantineier (Xen. hell. 6,5,11-14; vgl. Diod. 15,62,1-3). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 H. Beck, Polis und Koinon, 1997.

Charillos

(53 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Χάριλλος, nach Hdt. 8,131 Χαρίλαος). Histor. nicht greifbarer spartanischer König, Eurypontide, soll nach Sosibios (FGrH 595 F 2) 874-811 v.Chr. geherrscht und zusammen mit König Archelaos die Perioikenstadt Aigys erobert haben (Paus. 3,2,5), aber den Tegeaten unterlegen sein (Paus. 8,5,9). Diese Nachrichten sind Ergebnisse von Legendenbildungen. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Harmostai

(244 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(ἁρμοσταί, ion. ἁρμοστῆρες: Xen. hell. 4,8,39). [English version] [1] Spartanische Militärbefehlshaber Spartanische Militärbefehlshaber zur Beaufsichtigung bestimmter Gebiete. Die in den Scholien zu Pindar (O. 6,154) erwähnten 20 H. der Lakedaimonier können nicht mehr sicher als Aufsichtsbeamte über Perioikenpoleis identifiziert werden und sind eher als “Gouverneure” außerhalb des spartanischen Polisgebietes zu verstehen [1. 11f.; 2. 62f.]. Der im frühen 4. Jh. für Kythera belegte harmostḗs (IG V 1,937) bildete wohl eine Ausnahme aus mil. Gründen. Nach d…

Kleombrotos

(283 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Κλεόμβροτος). [English version] [1] Agiade, spartanischer Kommandeur vor Salamis Agiade (Agiadai), Bruder des bei den Thermopylen 480 v.Chr. gefallenen Leonidas I. und Vormund für dessen Sohn Pleistarchos. K. leitete als Kommandeur des peloponnes. Heeres vor der Schlacht bei Salamis die Befestigung des Isthmos von Korinth, starb aber Ende des J. oder im Winter 480/79 (Hdt. 5,41; 7,205,1; 8,71; 9,10; Paus. 3,3,9). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [English version] [2] K. I. spartan. König 380-371 v. Chr. Agiade, nach Verbannung seines Vaters Pausanias 394 v.Chr. unter Vo…

Alkidas

(266 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Ἀλκίδας). [English version] [1] Spartanischer Nauarch 428/7 v. Chr Spartanischer Nauarch 428/27 v. Chr., sollte im Frühsommer 427 zeitgleich mit einem Einfall eines peloponnesischen Heeres nach Attika der von Athen abgefallenen und belagerten Polis Mytilene auf Lesbos Entsatz bringen (Thuk. 3,16,3; 26,1), erhielt aber unterwegs die Nachricht von der Kapitulation Mytilenes. Er landete beim kleinasiatischen Erythrai, stieß aber nicht mit der gebotenen Eile in sein Einsatzgebiet vor (Thuk. 3,29), vielleic…

Kyniska

(49 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Κυνίσκα). Reiche Spartanerin, geb. um 442 v.Chr., Tochter des Archidamos [1] II., Schwester des Agesilaos [2] II. K. ließ als erste Frau Gespanne am Wagenrennen in Olympia teilnehmen, wo sie zweimal siegte (Xen. Ag. 9,6; Plut. Agesilaos 20; Paus. 3,8,1f.; 6,1,6; SGDI 4418). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Agiatis

(92 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Ἀγιάτις). Reiche Spartanerin, Erbin des ca. 241 v. Chr. verstorbenen Spartiaten Gylippos. In erster Ehe mit dem Reformkönig Agis [4] IV. vermählt. Nach dessen Tod zwang Leonidas II. sie, seinen noch jugendlichen Sohn, den späteren Reformkönig Kleomenes III., zu heiraten. Nach Plut. Kleom. 1,1-3; 22,1-3, der sie als überaus schön und charaktervoll schildert, soll sie ihren zweiten Mann durch Erzählungen über die Reformpläne des Agis angeregt haben, dessen Programm wieder aufzuneh…

Kriegsschuldfrage

(425 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] Hinweise auf öffentl. Empörung über Friedensstörer bei Homer (Hom. Od. 24,424-437) und die Entstehung des röm. Ritus der fetiales zur Eröffnung eines bellum iustum (Völkerrecht) zeigen, daß Kriege auch in archa. Zeit nicht als Normalzustand betrachtet und daß K. diskutiert wurden [1. 127]. Größere polit. Bedeutung gewannen K. im Zuge von Expansionsbestrebungen. Die auslösenden Aktionen und Ursachen, die zu Kämpfen zwischen Griechen und “Barbaren” führten, bilden ein Leitmotiv im Werk des Herodotos. Ric…

Presbeia, Presbeis

(431 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (πρεσβεία, πρέσβεις, “Gesandtschaft”, “Gesandte”). Als Begriffe sind p. und présbeis (= pr.) in diesem Sinne erst im 5. Jh. v. Chr. belegt, doch ist “diplomatischer Verkehr” in Hellas wesentlich früher nachweisbar, bei Homer in Form der Entsendung von “Boten” (Hom. Il. 4,384; 5,804; 10,286). Die Bezeichnung pr. ist damit zu erklären, daß urspr. zumeist “Ältere” ( présbys: “alt”) als Gesandte geschickt wurden, was jedoch im 5. Jh. nicht mehr üblich war (Aristoph. Ach. 599 ff.). Pr. hatten für ihr Gemeinwesen zu agieren, z. B. günstige Vertragsklauseln …

Kallibios

(50 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Καλλίβιος). Spartiat, wurde 404/3 v.Chr. auf Bitten der Dreißig und nach Intervention des Lysandros als Harmost nach Athen geschickt, wo er von den dortigen Machthabern hofiert wurde und ihr Regime zu stützen suchte (Xen. hell. 2,3,13f.; [Aristot.] Ath. pol. 37,2; 38,2; Diod. 14,4,4). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Eurypontidai

(114 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Εὐρυπωντίδαι). Spartanisches Königshaus, dessen Repräsentanten nach Herodot (6,51) angeblich weniger Prestige als das Königshaus der Agiadai besaßen. Tatsächlich stellten die E. bedeutende Könige wie Archidamos II., Agesilaos II., Agis II., III. und IV. Als Eponym galt die fiktive Figur des Eurypon, ein Nachfahre des Herakles in sechster (Hdt. 8,131; Strab. 8,366) oder siebter Generation (Plut. Lykurgos 1; Paus. 3,7,1). Die Liste der E. ist, ebenso wie die der Agiaden, für die Zeit vor dem frühen 6. Jh. v.Chr. histor. unbrauchbar. Agiadai Welwei, Karl-Wilhe…

Apella, Apellai

(381 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] Das nur im Plural ἀπέλλαι belegte Wort wird von Hesychios räumlich als σηκοί (umfriedete Sammelplätze) und funktional als ἐκκλησίαι (Volksversammlungen) oder ἐφαιρησίαι (Wahlversammlungen) erklärt. In der Inschr. der Labyaden in Delphi bezeichnet A. das Hauptfest (und wohl die Versammlung) dieser Phratrie in dem mit Apollon verbundenen Monat Apellaios (Michel, RIG 995 = Schwyzer, DGE 323). Inschr. aus Gytheion (Lakonien, 1. Jh.) verwenden den Zusatz μεγάλαι (“große A.”; IG V 1, 1144, Z.20 f.= SGDI 4567 = Michel, RIG 185; IG V 1, 1146, Z. 40 f.= Syll.3 748). Da ἀπε…

Klarotai

(29 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (κλαρῶται). Unfreie Landbewohner in Kreta, die gegen Entrichtung von Abgaben die klā́roi ( klḗros ) der Vollbürger bearbeiteten (Athen. 6,263e-f; Poll. 3,83). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Archidamos

(628 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Ἀρχίδαμος). [English version] [1] II., spartanischer König (ca.475-427 v. Chr.) II., spartanischer König, Eurypontide, Enkel und Nachfolger des Leotychidas II., der nach einem mißglückten Thessalienfeldzug (476/75 v. Chr.?) ins Exil nach Tegea ging und dort 469 starb (Paus. 3,7,10). Ob A. bereits 476/75 oder erst 469 König wurde, bleibt unsicher. Nach dem großen Erdbeben 464 wehrte er entschlossen den Überfall von Heloten auf Sparta ab (Diod. 11,63,4-641; Plut. Kimon 16) und bewährte sich anscheinend in …

Brasidas

(487 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Βρασίδας). Sohn des angesehenen Spartiaten Tellis, der 421 v.Chr. den Nikiasfrieden mitbeschwor (Thuk. 2,25; 5,19; 24). B. bewährte sich bereits zu Beginn des Peloponnesischen Krieges, als er die von Athenern eingeschlossene messenische Küstenstadt Methone befreite. Wohl deshalb wurde er relativ jung 431/30 eponymer Ephor (Diod. 12,43,2) und mil. “Berater”. 429 beriet er den Nauarchos Knemos bei der sog. zweiten Seeschlacht bei Naupaktos und einem Überfall auf Salamis (Thuk. 2,85-94), 427 den Nauarchos Alkidas während der erfo…

Königsfrieden

(106 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] Bezeichnung für den faktisch vom pers. Großkönig Artaxerxes [2] II. den Griechen diktierten (Isokr. or. 4,175f.) “Allgemeinen Frieden” ( koinḗ eirḗnē ) 387/6 v.Chr.; auch “Frieden des Antalkidas” genannt. Die pers. Forderungen, die im Herbst 387 den Griechen in Sardeis übermittelt wurden (StV II 242), enthielten den Anspruch auf alle Poleis in Westkleinasien, Klazomenai und Kypros. Lemnos, Imbros und Skyros sollten “wie früher” zu Athen gehören, alle anderen griech. Staaten autonom…

Nikolochos

(55 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Νικόλοχος). Spartiat, wurde als epistoleús (“Stellvertreter”) des naúarchos (“Flottenkommandanten”) Antalkidas (388/7 v.Chr.) in Abydos [1] von Iphikrates eingeschlossen und von Antalkidas entsetzt (Xen. hell. 5,1,6-7; 5,1,25-27; Polyain. 2,24). Als naúarchos wurde er 375 v.Chr. bei Alyzeia von dem Athener Timotheos geschlagen (Xen. hell. 5,4,65-66; Diod. 15,36,5; Polyain. 3,10,4; 3,10,12). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Kinadon

(99 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Κινάδων). Als hypomeíōn (“Minderberechtigter”) wohl vollbürtiger Spartaner ohne Vollbürgerrecht, suchte K. 398 v.Chr. bei Heloten, Neodamoden, Hypomeiones und Perioiken nach breiter Unterstützung für einen Umsturz, um die herrschende Spartiatenschicht zu entmachten. Einzelheiten über Reformpläne sind nicht bekannt. K. wurde verraten, in eine Falle gelockt und getötet, nachdem er auf der Folter seine Mitwisser genannt hatte. Im Bericht Xenophons (Xen. hell. 3,3,4-11) übertreibt K. generalisierend die Spannungen in Sparta. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bo…

Pleistoanax

(181 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Πλειστοάναξ). Sohn des spartan. Regenten Pausanias [1] aus dem Haus der Agiadai, König 458-408/7 v.Chr. (Diod. 13,75,1), zunächst unter der Vormundschaft seines Onkels Nikomedes [1] (Thuk. 1,107,2; Diod. 11,79,6). P. befehligte 446 ein spartan. Heer, das faktisch von seinem Berater Kleandridas geführt wurde und nach Attika einmarschieren sollte, um athen. Truppen während der Erhebung Euboias zu binden. Er kehrte jedoch nach einem Vorstoß in die Thriasische Ebene zurück, wurde in…

Mastigophoroi

(75 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (μαστιγοφόροι, “Peitschenträger”). In Sparta junge Männer (ἡβῶντες, hēbṓntes), die die paidonómoi in der agōgḗ der Knaben unterstützten (Xen. Lak. pol. 2,2); in Athen 404 v.Chr. 300 berüchtigte Polizeidiener der Dreißig ( triákonta ; Aristot. Ath. pol. 35,1); in Kerkyra 425 Mannschaften zur Bewachung von Gefangenen (Thuk. 4,47,3); im hell. Ägypten Diener hoher Funktionsträger, z.B. des oikonómos, des Vertreters des Königs in den nomoí (PTebtunis 121,58; vgl. PCZ 80,4). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Lakedas

(54 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Λακήδας; Hdt. 6,127,3: Λεωκήδης). Legendärer König von Argos, angeblich Sohn des gesch. umstrittenen Pheidon. L. galt als Vater des Meltas, des letzten Argiverkönigs (Paus. 2,19,2) [1. 385; 2. 107ff.]. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) Bibliography 1 P. Carlier, La royauté en Grèce avant Alexandre, 1984 2 Th. Kelly, A History of Argos to 500 B.C., 1976.

Lampito

(81 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Λαμπιτώ). [English version] [1] Tochter des spartan. Königs Leotychidas II., 5. Jh. v. Chr. Tochter des spartan. Königs Leotychidas II., Gattin des Königs Archidamos [1] II., Mutter des späteren Königs Agis [2] II. (Hdt. 6,71; Plut. Agesilaos 1; Plat. Alk. 1,123c); Aristophanes (Lys.) verwendet den Namen für eine typische Repräsentantin Spartas. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [English version] [2] Samierin. Geliebte des Demetrios [4] um 300 v. Chr. Samierin, Geliebte des Demetrios [4] (Athen. 13,593e-f; Diog. Laert. 5,76). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Chilonis

(145 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Χιλωνίς). [English version] [1] Gattin des Königs Theopompos Legendäre Person, galt als Gattin des Königs Theopompos, den sie aus messenischer Gefangenschaft befreit haben soll (Polyain. 8,34; Quint. inst. 2,17,20; Plut. Lykurgos 7,2; mor. 779e). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [English version] [2] Gattin des Kleonymos, um 300 v.Chr. Gattin des Kleonymos, des Sohnes des Kleomenes II., beging Ehebruch mit dem späteren König Akrotatos und heiratete diesen offenbar nach dem Tod des Kleonymos, der ihretwegen Sparta verlassen und sich Pyrrhos angeschlossen hatte (Syll.3 430; Pl…

Hippitas

(42 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Ἱππίτας). Vertrauter des spartanischen Königs Kleomenes III., den er nach der Schlacht bei Sellasia nach Alexandreia begleitete, wo er sich 219 v.Chr. nach dessen mißglückter Erhebung gegen Ptolemaios IV. töten ließ (Pol. 5,37,8; Plut. Kleomenes 37,6-13). Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)

Megistonus

(93 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
[English version] (Μεγιστόνους). Spartiat, unterstützte die Reformen seines Stiefsohnes Kleomenes [3] III. (Plut. Kleomenes 7,1; 11,1), wurde zu einem nicht genau bestimmbaren Zeitpunkt nach dem sog. Staatsstreich des Kleomenes (227 v.Chr.) als spartan. Befehlshaber bei Orchomenos (Arkadien) von Aratos [2] von Sikyon geschlagen und gefangengenommen (Plut. Aratos 38,1) und von diesem als Unterhändler zu Kleomenes gesandt (Plut. Kleomenes 19,5; Plut. Aratos 41,5). M. fiel 224 bei dem Versuch, Argos …
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