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Headword: Ἰφικράτης
Adler number: iota,772
Translated headword: Iphikrates, Iphicrates
Vetting Status: high
Son of a cobbler; Athenian; an orator and general. He was the first to have mention of the general inscribed on arms-dedications; previously only the name of the city had been inscribed.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἰφικράτης, σκυτέως πατρός, Ἀθηναῖος, ῥήτωρ καὶ στρατηγός: ὃς πρῶτος ἐν τοῖς λαφύροις τὸ ἐπίγραμμα ἐποίησε μεμνημένον τοῦ στρατηγοῦ, πρότερον μόνης τῆς πόλεως ἐπιγραφομένης.
First half of C4 BCE. See already iota 770, iota 771, and generally OCD(4) s.v. Iphicrates.
[1] This claim is quoted and, seemingly, accepted by W.K. Pritchett, The Greek State at War, iii (Berkeley & Los Angeles 1979) 270. The earlier case of the Spartan Pausanias, also mentioned by Pritchett, can presumably be discounted because it was deemed unacceptable (see Thucydides 1.132.3, etc.), but a proper assessment of exactly what the Suda is here claiming about Iphikrates -- e.g. first Athenian to do this? -- needs further work.
Keywords: architecture; biography; chronology; daily life; geography; law; military affairs; religion; rhetoric; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 August 2001@07:48:10.
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