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Headword: *)epikra/ths
Adler number: epsilon,2417
Translated headword: Epikrates, Epicrates
Vetting Status: high
An Athenian demagogue, nicknamed Overseer;[1] Demosthenes mentions him in the Mismanaged Embassy [speech].[2] There is another, mentioned by Lycurgus in the [speech] On Financial Administration;[3] they say he possessed property worth 600 talents. And there is another Epikrates, a brother-in-law of Aeschines the orator; his soubriquet was Kyrebion, as Demosthenes [shows] in the [speech] Against Aeschines.[4]
Greek Original:
*)epikra/ths, *)aqhnai/wn dhmagwgo/s, *)/eforos e)pikalou/menos: ou(= kai\ *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| *parapresbei/as mnhmoneu/ei. e(/teros de/ e)stin, ou(= mnhmoneu/ei *lukou=rgos e)n tw=| *peri\ dioikh/sews: o(/n fasi kekth=sqai tala/ntwn x# ou)si/an. a)/llos de/ e)stin *)epikra/ths, *ai)sxi/nou tou= r(h/toros khdesth/s: w(=| e)pw/numon *kurhbi/wn, w(s *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| kat' *ai)sxi/nou.
Abridged from Harpoktation s.v., commenting in the first instance on Isaeus fr. 94 Sauppe.
[1] So the transmitted text, "Ephoros"; but the true reading (see epsilon 2416, and Harpok.) is "Sakesphoros", Beard-Bearer.
[2] Demosthenes 19.277.
[3] Lycurgus fr. 20 Conomis.
[4] Demosthenes 19.287; cf. kappa 2754.
Keywords: biography; economics; history; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 November 2000@06:33:40.
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