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Headword: Ἰσμηνίας
Adler number: iota,647
Translated headword: Ismenias
Vetting Status: high
One, amongst [the] Athenians, [who] was a famous polemarch.
Greek Original:
Ἰσμηνίας: εἷς παρ' Ἀθηναίοις ἦν πολέμαρχος ἐπιφανής.
Besides being textually clumsy, this entry contains a major substantive error. The entry derives from Harpokration s.v. (commenting on the appearance of the name in Lysias fr. 117 Sauppe, now 159 Carey OCT), and the best manuscripts there read 'amongst [the] Thebans'. The variant 'amongst [the] Athenians' was presumably introduced by someone who knew of the existence of the office of polemarch in Athens (see generally pi 1878, pi 1879, and cf. pi 1880). In any event, Ismenias is attested in Xenophon and elsewhere as a leading Theban of the early C4 BCE.
Keywords: biography; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 November 2000@11:45:11.
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Catharine Roth on 2 August 2003@23:54:13.
David Whitehead (added x-refs) on 3 August 2003@04:10:10.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 1 October 2004@08:41:57.
David Whitehead (reshaped and augmented note; added a keyword) on 24 November 2004@10:18:01.
David Whitehead (updated note; more keywords) on 10 July 2011@06:26:07.


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