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Headword: *pa/mfilos
Adler number: pi,144
Translated headword: Pamphilos, Pamphilus
Vetting Status: high
A popular leader at Athens. And he was stealing the property of the people and, after being caught in the act, was ruined, as Aristophanes maintains.
Greek Original:
*pa/mfilos, dhmagwgo\s *)aqh/nhsi. kai\ e)/klepte ta\ tou= dh/mou kai\ fwraqei\s e)p' au)tofw/rw| katelu/qh, w(/s fhsin *)aristofa/nhs.
Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 174, simply mentions this Pamphilos; the actual information about him comes from the scholia on the line. This episode, probably in 389/8, put an end to a promising military career: see the bibliography below.
cf. phi 663.
J.K. Davies, Athenian Propertied Families 600-300 BC (Oxford 1971) 365
B.S. Strauss, Athens After the Peloponnesian War (Ithaca NY 1986) 157
R. Develin, Athenian Officials 684-321 BC (Cambridge 1989) no.2239
Keywords: biography; comedy; economics; ethics; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2000@04:17:25.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; cosmetics; set status) on 2 February 2004@16:49:20.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 3 February 2004@03:03:46.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 4 December 2005@06:39:31.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 August 2011@08:45:38.
David Whitehead on 13 August 2013@05:17:13.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 5 February 2014@06:06:42.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 25 April 2021@18:49:31.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 26 April 2021@00:38:28.


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