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Headword: Λυκοῦργος
Adler number: lambda,825
Translated headword: Lykourgos, Lycurgus
Vetting Status: high
[Lykourgos,] son of Lykophron, an Athenian, member of the Eteoboutadai clan, one of the orators selected to join Demosthenes.[1] Irreproachable during his life[2], he died of a disease and left sons; but after they had become the object of malicious prosecution, the orator Demosthenes spoke [on their behalf] from exile and rescued them. The authentic speeches of Lykourgos, as preserved, are: Against Aristogeiton, Against Autolykos, Against Leokrates,[3] Against Lykophron - two, Against Pasikles, Against Menaichmos, Against Demades, Defence of himself, In support of the accounts, In reply to Ischyrias, On the prophecy, On the administration, On the priestess, On the priesthood. [There are also] letters; and other things.
Greek Original:
Λυκοῦργος, Λυκόφρονος, Ἀθηναῖος, τὸ γένος Ἐτεοβουτάδης, τῶν μετὰ Δημοσθένους ἐγκριθέντων ῥητόρων. ἀνέγκλητος δὲ βιοὺς τελευτᾷ νόσῳ υἱοὺς καταλιπών: ὑπὲρ ὧν συκοφαντηθέντων Δημοσθένης ὁ ῥήτωρ ἀπὸ τῆς φυγῆς εἰπὼν ἐξεῖλεν αὐτούς. λόγοι δὲ αὐτοῦ εἰσιν γνήσιοι οἱ σῳζόμενοι: Κατὰ Ἀριστογείτονος, Κατὰ Αὐτολύκου, Κατὰ Λεωκράτους, Κατὰ Λυκόφρονος β#, Κατὰ Πασικλέους, Κατὰ Μεναίχμου, Κατὰ Δημάδου, Ἀπολογία πρὸς τὸν αὐτὸν, Ὑπὲρ τῶν εὐθυνῶν, Πρὸς Ἰσχυρίαν, Πρὸς τὰς μαντείας, Περὶ τῆς διοικήσεως, Περὶ τῆς ἱερείας, Περὶ τῆς ἱερωσύνης. ἐπιστολαί: καὶ ἄλλα τινα.
c.390-c.325/4 BCE. See generally OCD4 Lycurgus(3); and the Teubner text (1970) by N.C. Conomis.
[1] In the hellenistic "Canon" of Ten Attic Orators.
[2] The transmitted text actually says lives.
[3] The only one still extant in full (web address 1).
[4] Menesaichmos, rather; cf. pi 2191, pi 2420 (end).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; history; law; medicine; religion; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 September 2001@08:44:31.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, added link and keyword, set status) on 1 June 2003@04:58:33.
David Whitehead (augmented keywords) on 1 June 2003@05:12:07.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2013@03:35:39.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2013@03:25:47.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 17 May 2013@00:41:31.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@03:56:37.


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