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Headword: Aristeidês
Adler number: alpha,3903
Translated headword: Aristides, Aristeides
Vetting Status: high
The son of Lysimachus; he was poor, and on account of his manner he was believed without [having to take] oaths. Once when Kallias was being tried he came forward and said "grant this man to me"; and it was done. When Kallias offered him gold, he declined and said: "The life of Kallias needs the poverty of Aristides, but the poverty of Aristides looks down on the wealth of Kallias."[1] He was the political opponent of Themistocles. When he was on an embassy with him, he said, "let us leave our differences within the borders, and get along on behalf of the city."[2] He was so just that when he was about to be ostracised, someone from the country gave him a potsherd (he did not know the man) and asked him to write up [Aristides] for ostracism. When he asked why Aristides displeased him, he said, "because he is totally just." And Aristides laughed and wrote the vote.[3] This same Aristides was banished and spent time in Aegina. And Xerxes sent an ambassador to him in his banishment when he was coming into Greece and offered him three thousand darics.[4] He [Aristides] said he had no use for Persian wealth, living the sort of life that he did. He happened to be serving low-grade bread.[5]
Aristides was also rather like Miltiades.[6] Each of these men was the very best: Aristides was just and Miltiades was general at Marathon. Mention is made of the battle at Marathon because all Greece achieved its other successes in common, but only the Athenians did so at [the battle] of Marathon.
Greek Original:
Aristeidês, ho Lusimachou, penês ôn dia ton tropon aneu horkôn episteueto. kai Kalliou pote krinomenou parelthôn eipen, emoi ton andra charisasthe: kai etuche. tou de chrusion antipempsantos, parêitêsato eipôn: ho men Kalliou bios tês Aristeidou chrêizei penias, hê de Aristeidou penia kataphronei tou Kalliou ploutou. houtos The- mistoklei pote antepoliteusato. sumpresbeuôn de autôi tên echthran, eipen, esô tôn horiôn aphômen, homonoômen de huper tês poleôs. houtô de ên dikaios, hôs mellontos autou exostrakizesthai apo tês agroikias tis ostrakon autôi epididous [êgnoei de ton andra] graphein êxiou ton exostrakismon. tou de erôtêsantos, ti Aristeidês auton lupoiê: panu dikaios ôn, ephê. kai gelasas ho Aristeidês egrapse psêphon. ho autos dietripsen en Aiginêi phugôn. Xerxês de hôs auton en têi phugêi presbeusamenou kai trischilious dareikous, hote epêiei tên Hellada, didontos, ouden epistrephesthai ephê tou Persikou ploutou, toiautêi chrômenos diaitêi. etuche de ouk epimelê ton arton prospheromenos. Aristeidês kai Miltiadêi malista eôikei. hekateros toutôn aristos egeneto, Aristeidês men dikaios, ho de Miltiadês en Marathôni estratêgêse. tou de en Marathôni polemou memnêtai, dioti ta men alla katorthômata koinêi pasa hê Hellas pepoiêtai, tou de en Marathôni monoi hoi Athênaioi.
C6/5 BCE. See generally Simon Hornblower in OCD(4) p.154, under 'Aristides(1)'.
[1] This is paraphrased from Plutarch, Life of Aristides 25.6
[2] Probably a paraphrase of Plutarch, 8.3.
[3] Related by Plutarch in 7.5-6.
[4] A Persian coin. See delta 72.
[5] Literally, bread made with no care (to cut out impurities); cf. epsilon 2464.
[6] For this additional material see mu 1068, where the grammar of this phrase requires it to be construed differently, as a species of proverb: "worthy of Miltiades and Aristeides".
Keywords: biography; economics; ethics; food; geography; historiography; history; law; military affairs; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 December 2000@15:17:33.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified translation, set status) on 12 January 2001@03:26:21.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note) on 19 January 2001@11:07:45.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 24 August 2002@11:31:56.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note) on 8 May 2003@07:19:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 20 November 2005@10:02:31.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 4 December 2005@08:45:45.
David Whitehead on 12 April 2012@04:38:44.
David Whitehead on 14 June 2012@06:57:58.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 July 2014@03:25:57.


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