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Headword: Μύριοι ἐν Μεγαλοπόλει
Adler number: mu,1440
Translated headword: Ten Thousand in Megalopolis
Vetting Status: high
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.
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.
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.
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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.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 July 2011@07:57:13.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2013@06:56:02.


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