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Headword: Μιλτιάδῃ καὶ Ἀριστείδῃ ἐῴκει
Adler number: mu,1068
Translated headword: worthy of Miltiades and Aristeides
Vetting Status: high
Both these men were very great. For Aristeides was called 'just' and Miltiades was a general; he served as general at Marathon.[1] The poet[sc. Aristophanes] makes mention of the trophy at Marathon because in the case of the other successes against the barbarians all of Greece was victorious, but the Athenians alone won the victory of Marathon.
Greek Original:
Μιλτιάδῃ καὶ Ἀριστείδῃ ἐῴκει: ἀμφότεροι οὗτοι ἄριστοι ἐγένοντο. ὁ γὰρ Ἀριστείδης δίκαιος ἐκλήθη, ὁ δὲ Μιλτιάδης στρατηγός: ὃς ἐν Μαραθῶνι ἐστρατήγησε. τοῦ δὲ ἐν Μαραθῶνι τροπαίου μέμνηται ὁ ποιητής, διότι τὰ μὲν ἄλλα κατορθώματα κοινῇ πᾶσα ἡ Ἑλλὰς πεποίηκε κατὰ τῶν βαρβάρων, τὸ δὲ ἐν Μαραθῶνι μόνοι Ἀθηναῖοι κατώρθωσαν.
For this material (from scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 1325 and 1334) see also alpha 3903, end.
[1] For Marathon (mu 177), see principally: Herodotus 6.102-103.1, 104-108.1, 109-117, 120, 9.27.5; Thucydides 1.73.4; Demosthenes 19.303 with scholion; Aristotle, Rhetoric 1411a; Nepos, Miltiades 4.2-6.4; Diodorus Siculus 10.27, 11.2.2; Plutarch, Aristeides 5.1-5.6, Moralia 628E; and further sources and discussion in W.W. How and J. Wells, A Commentary on Herodotus, vol. 2 (Oxford, 1928 [corr. from 1912]), 353-363.
Keywords: biography; comedy; ethics; history; military affairs
Translated by: Debra Hamel on 16 November 1998@23:21:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added headword, notes, keyword; cosmetics) on 19 January 2001@11:01:32.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking; raised status) on 23 May 2013@07:31:04.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 February 2015@10:22:13.


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