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Headword: Αἰσχίνης
Adler number: alphaiota,348
Translated headword: Aeschines, Aischines, Aiskhines
Vetting Status: high
Of Athens; son of the elementary teacher Atrometus and Leucothea[1] the priestess. He himself was an actor, then a secretary, then an orator; he was a traitor, who betrayed Cersobleptes[2] and the Phocians. He indicted Ctesiphon for violating the constitution when he proposed that Demosthenes be crowned;[3] he lost the case, and went into exile in Rhodes, where he became a teacher.
Greek Original:
Αἰσχίνης, Ἀθηναῖος, Ἀτρομήτου γραμματοδιδασκάλου καὶ Λευκοθέας τῆς τελεστρίας, αὐτὸς ὑποκριτής, εἶτα γραμματεύς, εἶτα ῥήτωρ, προδότης, ὁ Κερσοβλέπτην καὶ Φωκέας προδούς. γραψάμενος δὲ παρανόμων Κτησιφῶντα, στεφανοῦν γράψαντα Δημοσθένην, ἡττήθη καὶ ἔφυγεν εἰς Ῥόδον καὶ ἐπαίδευσεν ἐκεῖ.
C4 BC. The same Aeschines as alphaiota 347, q.v.
[1] Glaukothea, rather: see alphaiota 347.
[2] See kappa 1421.
[3] cf. kappa 2524.
Keywords: biography; constitution; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; history; law; politics; religion; rhetoric; stagecraft; women
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 10 February 2001@13:29:53.
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