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Headword: *)akousi/laos
Adler number: alpha,943
Translated headword: Akousilaos; Akusilaos; Acusilaus
Vetting Status: high
An Athenian, son of Agathokleia.[1] He acquired a passionate enthusiasm for oratory in Athens, went to Rome under Galba[2] and devoted himself to rhetorical discourse. From the interest earned on his business dealings, on his death he left 120,000 drachmas to the Athenians.[3]
Greek Original:
*)akousi/laos: *)aqhnai=os w)\n, *)agaqoklei/as. ou(=tos h)ra/sqh lo/gwn e)n *)aqh/nais kai\ e)lqw\n ei)s *(rw/mhn e)pi\ *ga/lba die/triben e)n lo/gois r(htorikoi=s. kai\ xrhmatisa/menos e)n tw=| teleuta=n kate/lipen *)aqhnai/ois dw/deka muria/das e)k to/kwn.
RE Akusilaos(4).
[1] A matronymic such as this is unusual; the mother was evidently more noteworthy than the (unnamed) father.
[2] Emperor, briefly, in AD 68/69.
[3] Commemorated on a surviving inscription: SEG 21.498.
Keywords: biography; chronology; economics; history; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 July 1999@14:21:14.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Altered translated headword; made minor cosmetic changes; raised vetting status.) on 11 August 2000@15:08:11.
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 10 May 2002@06:16:43.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 9 February 2003@09:37:53.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 29 March 2006@07:19:02.


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