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Headword: *filou=rgos
Adler number: phi,436
Translated headword: Philourgos, Philurgus
Vetting Status: high
This man, a profligate, was discovered in Athens to have stolen sacred property and taken away the Gorgon's Head, as Isocrates says.[1] Aeschines mentions him in the [speech] Against Ktesiphon.[2]
Greek Original:
*filou=rgos: ou(=tos a)/swtos w)\n e)fwra/qh e)n *)aqh/nais ta\ i(era\ sulh/sas kai\ to\ *gorgo/neion u(felo/menos, w(s *)isokra/ths le/gei. me/mnhtai tou/tou *ai)sxi/nhs e)n tw=| kata\ *kthsifw=ntos.
An ill-documented scandal from, apparently, the late C5 BC. At omicron 311 and phi 310 the perpetrator's name is Phileas.
The first part of the entry is also in Photius (phi205 Theodoridis).
[1] Isocrates 18.57: web address 1.
[2] Or, mentions 'it', i.e. the Gorgoneion; but either way, not so.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 December 2000@05:19:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 6 September 2002@10:39:40.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link) on 14 December 2003@21:36:41.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, added keyword, raised status) on 22 December 2010@01:34:04.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes) on 22 December 2010@04:29:00.
David Whitehead on 12 December 2013@04:11:28.


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