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Headword: Ἀριστογείτων
Adler number: alpha,3912
Translated headword: Aristogiton, Aristogeiton
Vetting Status: high
Son of Cydimachus or Lysimachus, of Athens.[1] Rhetor. His mother was a freedwoman. He was nicknamed 'Dog' because of his shamelessness. He was put to death by the Athenians. His speeches were: Defence in reply to Demosthenes the general,[2] In reply to Lycurgus, Prosecution of Timotheus, Prosecution of Timarchus,[3] Prosecution of Hyperides, Prosecution of Thrasyllus. Orphan Speech.
Investigate this Aristogiton: perhaps he is the comrade of Harmodius.[4]
Greek Original:
Ἀριστογείτων, Κυδιμάχου ἢ Λυσιμάχου, Ἀθηναῖος, ῥήτωρ, μητρὸς δὲ ἀπελευθερικῆς: ὅστις ἐπεκαλεῖτο κύων διὰ τὴν ἀναίδειαν αὐτοῦ. ἐφονεύθη δὲ ὑπὸ Ἀθηναίων, λόγους ποιήσας, Ἀπολογίαν πρὸς Δημοσθένην τὸν στρατηγὸν, Πρὸς Λυκοῦργον, Κατὰ Τιμοθέου, Κατὰ Τιμάρχου, Κατὰ Ὑπερίδου, Κατὰ Θρασύλλου, Ὀρφανικόν. ζήτει περὶ τοῦδε τοῦ Ἀριστογείτονος, μήποτέ ἐστιν οὗτος ὁ Ἁρμοδίου ἑταῖρος.
[1] Identical with [alpha 3913] Aristogiton. See generally RE Aristogeiton(2); NP Aristogeiton(2); and further below, under Bibliography.
[2] Adler (addenda) notes Gutschmid's proposed emendation to Defence of the generals in reply to Demosthenes.
[3] See under tau 595.
[4] Chronologically impossible, with almost two centuries separating them (for Aristogiton and Harmodius the C6 tyrannicides see alpha 3975, and OCD(4) 156-7); and there is no reason to think they were even related.
R. Develin, Athenian Officials 684-321 BC (Cambridge 1989) no.397
M.H. Hansen, The Athenian Ecclesia, II (Copenhagen 1989) 36-7
Keywords: biography; chronology; ethics; geography; history; law; military affairs; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 12 June 2000@10:41:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and keyword; added bibliography; cosmetics) on 11 October 2000@03:49:51.
David Whitehead (added note) on 27 June 2001@07:04:00.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 24 August 2002@11:45:47.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 24 August 2002@11:46:50.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 12 April 2012@05:02:53.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 24 January 2014@08:10:41.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 July 2014@03:28:50.
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