[German version] (Ἄφοβος;
Áphobos). Son of Mnesiboulus of the Attic deme of Sphettus (?), before 400 BC, died after 361. Cousin of the orator Demosthenes, trierarch (Dem. Or. 27,14); from 376/75 to 366 one of the guardians of Demosthenes. Accused by the latter in 366 of embezzlement, he was sentenced in 364/63 to repay the sum of 10 talents (cf. Dem. Or. 27-29 Against A. and 30-31 Against Onetor; see especially Dem. Or. 27,4; 29,60; 30,6-8; Plut. Mor. 844C-D; PA and Davies 2776, cf. also Davies 3597, V-VI). Engels, Johannes (Cologne) Bibliography D. M. MacDowell, The Authenticity of Demosthenes 29 (Against A. III), in: AGR 6, 1989, 253-262 W. Schwahn, Demosthenes gegen A., 1929.