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Skopadai

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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…

Timokleia

(67 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans
[English version] (Τιμόκλεια). Schwester des thebanischen Feldherrn Theagenes [3]. Sie wurde während der maked. Plünderung Thebens (335 v. Chr.) in ihrem Haus überfallen und vergewaltigt, konnte den Täter anschließend aber überlisten und tötete ihn. Von ihrer Courage, ihrer Würde und ihrem Stolz beeindruckt, sah Alexandros [4] d. Gr. von T.s Verurteilung ab (Plut. Alexandros 12; Plut. mor. 259d-260d; Polyain. 8,40). Beck, Hans Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 751.

Tagos

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Author(s): Beck, Hans
[English version] (ταγός). Für gewöhnlich wird im t. (etym. von táxis, also vergleichbar mit “Herzog”) der gewählte (auf Lebenszeit, später für den Kriegsfall: IG IX 2,257) Oberbeamte des Thessalischen Bundes gesehen [1. 237-249; 2]. Die Dominanz der Adels-Clans (Aleuadai; Echekratidai; Skopadai) bewirkte im 5. Jh. v. Chr. einen Bedeutungsverlust des Amts der tageía [3. 125-127]; unter Iason [2] erfuhr das Amt kurzzeitig neuen Prestigegewinn [5]. Jüngste Studien sehen im t. dagegen einen genuin lokalen Amtsträger (offizielle Bezeichnung des Oberamtes stattdessen archós…

Timasion

(55 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans
[English version] (Τιμασίων) aus Dardanos in der Troas. Nach der Schlacht von Kunaxa 401 v. Chr. und der Ermordung des Klearchos [2] zu einem der Anführer der griech. Söldner im Heer des jüngeren Kyros [3] gewählt; Reiterführer beim Zug der Zehntausend gegen Artaxerxes [2] (Xen. an. 3,1,47 u.ö.). Beck, Hans Bibliography O. Lendle, Kommentar zu Xen. An., 1995, 157 f.

Theokrines

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Author(s): Beck, Hans
[English version] (Θεοκρίνης). Athener aus dem Demos Hybadai (IG II/III2 2,2, 2409, 44 f.), notorischer sykophántēs (vgl. Demosth. or. 18,313), der seinen Lebensunterhalt durch Klagedrohungen und Erpressungen bestritt. Die Gerichtsrede des Epichares aus dem J. 342 v. Chr. ([Demosth.] or. 58) ist gegen ihn gerichtet. Beck, Hans Bibliography Traill, PAA, 508320  Schäfer, Bd. 4 (Beilagen), 266-280.

Sparton

(66 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans
[English version] (Σπάρτων). Thebanischer Feldherr der boiotischen Kontingente, die im J. 447 v. Chr. den Athenern bei Koroneia eine schwere Niederlage zufügten. Der Sieg ebnete den Weg für die Gründung des Boiotischen Bundes (Boiotia B.). S.s Name spielt auf die Spartoi an (Plut. Agesilaos 19,2; vgl. Thuk. 1,113,2; Diod. 12,6,2; Xen. mem. 3,5,4). Beck, Hans Bibliography D. R. Shipley, A Commentary on Plutarch's Life of Agesilaos, 1997, 239.

Telliadai

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Author(s): Beck, Hans
[English version] (Τελλιάδαι). Sehergeschlecht in Elis (Hdt. 9,37). Namentlich bekannt sind Hegesistratos [2] und Tellias (Hdt. 8,27,3-4). Beck, Hans

Scipio Africanus Maior, P. Cornelius (232)

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This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Scipio Africanus Maior, P. Cornelius Jacoby number: 232 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | C. Autobiographies, Memoirs and Memorabilia | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 232 F 1 Source: Polybios, Histories 10.2.1-9.3 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: autobiography - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Polybios, Histories, 10.2.1-…

Rutilius Rufus, P. (815)

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Author(s): Beck, Hans
This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Rutilius Rufus, P. Jacoby number: 815 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 815 T 1a Source: Appian (Appianos of Alexandria), Wars in Spain, 382 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: magistrates, roman - Library of Congress military history, ancient - …

Scipio Nasica Corculum, P. Cornelius (233)

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This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Scipio Nasica Corculum, P. Cornelius Jacoby number: 233 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | C. Autobiographies, Memoirs and Memorabilia | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 233 F 1 Source: Plutarch, Aemilius Paullus 15.1-16.4 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress military history, ancient - …

Ineditum Vaticanum (839)

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This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Ineditum Vaticanum Jacoby number: 839 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 839 F 1 Source: Synesios, Codex vaticanus, 435, fol. 220 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Synesios, Cod…

Diokles of Peparethos (820)

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This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Diokles of Peparethos Jacoby number: 820 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 820 T 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 2, 22 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD 3rd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: food - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 2, 22Δι…

Scipio, P. Cornelius (811)

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Author(s): Beck, Hans
This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Scipio, P. Cornelius Jacoby number: 811 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 811 T 1 Source: Livy (T. Livius), History of Rome (Ab urbe condita), 40.42.13 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC, 1st century BC- 1st century AD Source language: eng Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress magi…

Pyrrhos of Epeiros (229)

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This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Pyrrhos of Epeiros Jacoby number: 229 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC 2nd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | C. Autobiographies, Memoirs and Memorabilia | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 229 F 1 Source: Dionysios of Halikarnassos, Roman Antiquities 20.10.1-2; 20.12.1-2 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress military history, a…

Aufidius, Gnaeus (814)

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This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Aufidius, Gnaeus Jacoby number: 814 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 814 T 1a Source: Cicero, M. Tullius, Tusculan Disputations, 5, 112 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: eng Fragment subject: history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Cicero, M. Tullius, Tuscul…

Antigonos (816)

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Author(s): Beck, Hans
This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 April 2010. About this Historian Historian: Antigonos Jacoby number: 816 Attested works: uncertain: T1, T2, F3; Italian History: F1, F2 Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 816 T 1 Source: Dionysios of Halikarnassos, Roman Antiquities, 1,6,1 Work mentioned: uncertain Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: criticism - Library of Congress hi…

Promathion (817)

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Author(s): Beck, Hans
This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 April 2010. About this Historian Historian: Promathion Jacoby number: 817 Attested works: History of Italy: F1, Historian's date: 5th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 817 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), Romulus, 2,3-6 Work mentioned: History of Italy Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: constitutional history, ancient - Library of Congress oracles - …

Timosthenes

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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. …

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…

Onomacles

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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…

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…

Sparton

(70 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Σπάρτων; Spártōn). Theban general of the Boeotian contingents that inflicted a heavy defeat on the Athenians at Coronea in 447 BC. The victory levelled the way for the founding of the Boeotian League (Boeotia B.). S.'s name alludes to the Sparti (Plut. Agesilaos 19,2; cf.  Thuc. 1,113,2; Diod.  Sic. 12,6,2; Xen. Mem. 3,5,4). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography D. R. Shipley, A Commentary on Plutarch's Life of Agesilaos, 1997, 239.

Neogenes

(42 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Νεογένης/ Neogénēs) from Euboea. In about 378/7 BC with the help of Iason [2] of Pherae he established a tyranny in Histiaea, but was expelled soon after by the population with Spartan help (Diod. Sic. 15,30,3f.). Beck, Hans (Cologne)

Ptoeodorus

(127 words)

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

(92 words)

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

(26 words)

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)

Keryx

(287 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (κῆρυξ/ kêryx, ‘crier’, herald). Sometimes synonymous with ἄγγελος ( ángelos) or πρεσβευτής ( presbeutḗs), without any strict distinction. The functions of the kêryx encompass political, diplomatic, judicial and ritual matters (cf. Poll. 8,103). In the Homeric age kḗrykes appear as heralds of basileús as well as servers in sacrificial rites (Hom. Il. 1,320-336; 3,116-120). The high regard in which they were held apparently dates back to the Mycenaean age (Linear B ka-ru-ke) [1; 2]. With the development of the polis authorities, the kêryx increasingly took on th…

Myscon

(43 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Μύσκων/ Mýskōn). Syracusan, son of Menecrates; after the banishment of Hermocrates [1] in 410 BC, he took over command of the Syracusan fleet off Miletus along with two other strategoi (Thuc. 8,85,3; Xen. Hell. 1,1,29; Peloponnesian War). Beck, Hans (Cologne)

Pasicles

(171 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
(Πασικλῆς; Pasiklês). [German version] [1] Athenian from the deme of Acharnae (4th cent. BC) Athenian of the deme Acharnae, son of the banker Pasion [2], born in 380 BC. After the death of his father in 370 the wealth was divided in accord with the will between P. and his elder brother Apollodorus [1], and a Phormion appointed P.'s guardian (Dem. Or. 36,8-10). On his majority in 362 P. took over the banking house (ibid. 36,11; 37) and between 362 and 360 apparently took part in his brother's costly trierarchi…

Phoebidas

(201 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Φοιβίδας/ Phoibídas). Spartan general, probably related by marriage to the house of Agesilaus [2] [1. 147f.]. In 382 BC, supposed to bring new troops to his brother Eudamidas [1], who was fighting Olynthus, on the way he marched to Thebes and in a surprise attack captured the Cadmeia, the fortress of Thebes, during the Thesmophoria (Xen. Hell.  5,2,25-36;  Diod. Sic. 15,20,1f.; Plut. Pelopidas 5; Plut. Agesilaus 23f.; Plut.  Mor. 576a-577d; Androtion FGrH 324 F 50). Xenophon (Xen.…

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.

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.

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.

Polyanthes

(79 words)

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

(65 words)

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)

Paches

(127 words)

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[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 …

Onetor

(113 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Ὀνήτωρ/ Onḗtōr). Respected Athenian, eldest son of Philonides, from the deme of Melite, born c. 415 BC. Isocrates (Isoc. Or. 15,93) praises the financial expenditures of his pupil O. for the polis (especially liturgies; Heliodorus FGrH 373 F6 mentions a choragic votive offering). According to Demosthenes (Dem. Or. 30,10), his wealth amounted to more than 30 talents. His sister's second husband was Aphobus, which is why O. became involved in the court case concerning Demosthenes' [2] guardians proceedings and …

Malecidas

(90 words)

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[German version] (Μαλεκίδας/ Malekídas, also Μαλκίτης/ Malkítēs). Theban, Boeotarch during the Theban hegemony (IG VII 2408), who, after the death of Pelopidas in 364 BC, led an army of 7,000 hoplites and 700 cavalry, together with Diogeiton, against Alexander [15] of Pherae. Alexander was forced to relinquish his control over the Thessalian cities and obliged to supply troops (Plut. Pel. 35). M. is apparently identical with the Boeotarch Malgis, mentioned by Pausanias (9,13,6) in connection with the Battle of Leuctra. Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography J. Buckler, The Theban Heg…

Hestiodorus

(44 words)

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[German version] (Ἑστιόδωρος; Hestiódōros). Son of Aristoclides, Athenian strategos, besieged Potidaea from 432/1 BC accepting the city's capitulation in winter 430/29 (Thuc. 2,70,1). He died shortly afterwards in the battle for Spartolus (Thuc. 2,79). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography Develin, 1381 Traill, PAA 423910.

Pelopidas

(407 words)

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[German version] (Πελοπίδας; Pelopídas). Distinguished Theban, son of Hippocles, after to Epaminondas the outstanding commander and politician of the Boeotian League during the Theban hegemony (Boeotia, Boeotians with map). In 382 BC, P. was a young man: his year of birth was therefore probably around 410. As a supporter of the democratic faction of Ismenias [1], he fled to Athens after the Spartan occupation of the Kadmeia (Thebes), from where he apparently organized the resistance to the regime of Leontiades [2] (Plut. Pe…

Hippocleides

(115 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Ἱπποκλείδης; Hippokleídēs). Son of Teisander, Athenian from the family of the Philaids ( Philaidai). Around 575 BC, he sought the hand in marriage of  Agariste [1], daughter of the tyrant  Cleisthenes of Sicyon, but was unsuccessful despite good prospects, losing out to the Alcmaeonid ( Alcmaeonidae)  Megacles due to a social affront (Hdt. 6,126-130; Ath. 14,628d) [1]. During the archonship of H., the Panathenaea were established, probably in 566/5 BC [2. 57f.] (Pherecydes FGrH 3 F 2; Hellanicus FGrH 4 F 22). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography 1 E. Stein-Hölkesk…

Lysagoras

(74 words)

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[German version] (Λυσαγόρας; Lysagóras) from Paros, son of Teisias. According to Herodotus (6,133,1), the original motive for the Paros expedition by Militiades in 489 BC was personal grudge against L., who supposedly had previously slandered Militiades to the Persian commander Hydarnes [2]. A source hostile to Militiades is presumably the basis for the report [1]. Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography 1 K. H. Kinzl, Miltiades' Parosexpedition in der Geschichtsschreibung, in: Hermes 104, 1976, 280-307.

Timasion

(64 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Τιμασίων; Timasíōn) from Dardanus in the Troas. After the battle of Cunaxa in 401 BC and the murder of Clearchus [2] elected a leader of the Greek mercenaries of the army of the young Cyrus [3]; equestrian leader in the March of the Ten Thousand against Artaxerxes [2] (Xen. An. 3,1,47 et passim). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography O. Lendle, Kommentar zu Xen. An., 1995, 157 f.

Miltas

(70 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Μίλτας; Míltas). Thessalian, seer and occasional member of the Platonic academy ( Akadḗmeia ); in 357 BC he took part in the campaign of Dion [I 1] against Dionysius [2], and interpreted the lunar eclipse (August 8) which preceded departure as a portent of the fall of Dionysius (Plut. Dion 22,6f.; 24,2-4). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography K. Trampedach, Platon, die Akademie und die zeitgenössische Politik, 1994, 111.

Nicomenes

(105 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
(Νικομένης; Nikoménēs). [German version] [1] Democrat accused by Agoratus, 404 BC Athenian, one of the democrats who were denounced by Agoratus in 404 BC and were executed because of their opposition to the peace treaty with Sparta negotiated by Theramenes (Lys. 13,23; 38). Beck, Hans (Cologne) [German version] [2] Athenian, around 400 BC Athenian, at whose request the citizenship law introduced by Aristophon [2] was modified to the effect that it was only applicable to those children who were born after the archonship of Eucleides (403/2 BC) (sch…

Oxythemis

(75 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Ὀξύθεμις/ Oxýthemis) from Larisa. Close confidant of Demetrius [2] Poliorcetes (Phylarchus FGrH 81 F 12), awarded citizenship and cultic honours after the liberation of Athens from Macedonian occupation in 307 BC (IG II2 558; cf. Demochares FGrH 75 F 1). In 289 he led negotiations for Demetrius with Agathocles [2] (Diod. 21,15f.). Antigonus [2] had him executed (Ath. 578b). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography Ch. Habicht, Gottmenschentum und griechische Städte, 1956, 55-58  Id., Athen, 1995, 87.

Phyllidas

(98 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Φυλλίδας/ Phyllídas, also Φιλλίδας/ Phillídas). Theban, in 379 BC scribe of the polemarch Archias [3]. He established contact with exiled Thebans around Melon and Pelopidas in Athens and made the necessary preparations for an attempt on Archias' life. Xenophon (Xen. Hell. 5,4,2-9) also ascribes to P. the murder of Leontiades [2] (but see Plut. Pelopidas 7-11; Plut. Mor. 577b-d; 588b; 594d; 596; 598). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography R. J. Buck, Boiotia and the Boiotian League, 1994, 72-78  J. DeVoto, The Liberation of Thebes in 379/8 BC, in: R.F. Sutton (ed.), Stu…

Callaeschrus

(52 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Κάλλαισχρος; Kállaischros). Son of Critias, Athenian, born about 490 BC, grand-nephew of Solon and father of the sophist  Critias (Diog. Laert. 3,1; Pl. Chrm. 153c; Pl. Prt. 316a). C. is possibly identical with an oligarch of the same name in 411 (Lys. 12,66). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography Davies 8792,VI.

Timoclea

(73 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne)
[German version] (Τιμόκλεια; Timókleia). Sister of the Theban general Theagenes [3]. During the Macedonian sacking of Thebes (in 335 BC) she was attacked in her house and raped, but was ultimately able to outwit and kill the perpetrator. Impressed by her courage, her dignity and her pride, Alexander [4] the Great refrained from convicting her (Plut. Alexandros 12; Plut. Mor. 259d-260d; Polyaenus, Strat. 8,40). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 751.
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