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Headword: Μύριοι ἐν Μεγαλοπόλει
Adler number: mu,1440
Translated headword: Ten Thousand in Megalopolis
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Demosthenes in the [speech] Against Aeschines [sc. uses the phrase].[1] It is a common congress of all Arkadians, of which historians frequently make mention.[2]
Greek Original:
Μύριοι ἐν Μεγαλοπόλει: Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ κατ' Αἰσχίνου. συνέδριόν ἐστι κοινὸν Ἀρκάδων ἁπάντων, οὗ πολλάκις μνημονεύουσιν οἱ ἱστορικοί.
Notes:
From Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
For Megalopolis, purpose-built federal capital of the Arcadian League, cf. mu 368.
[1] Demosthenes 19.11 (web address 1).
[2] Relevant literary sources cover the period 369-348. For a decree passed by this body (amongst others) in the 360s, see Rhodes & Osborne no.32 (translated in Harding, no.51).
See generally Larsen 72-75, who doubts whether the number is to be taken literally (for this issue cf. mu 1434). It probably represents in this instance all Arcadians of hoplite status or above.
References:
P. Harding, From the End of the Peloponnesian War to the Battle of Ipsus. (Cambridge 1985)
J.A.O. Larsen, Representative Government in Greek and Roman History. (Berkeley 1966)
P.J. Rhodes & R. Osborne, Greek Historical Inscriptions 404-323 BC. (Oxford 2003)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: constitution; definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 September 2001@08:00:41.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added link and keyword, set status) on 21 November 2003@17:12:03.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 November 2003@04:44:59.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and bibliography) on 6 July 2009@07:25:55.
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