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Headword: Πύθων
Adler number: pi,3139
Translated headword: Python, Pytho
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Byzantium, rhetor; after going into exile he spent time in Macedonia, and induced many people to turn traitor and become his accomplices in everything, and he used them to destroy his enemies.
Greek Original:
Πύθων, Βυζάντιος, ῥήτωρ: ὃς φυγὼν ἐν Μακεδονίᾳ διέτριβε καὶ πολλοὺς προδότας ἔπεισε γενέσθαι καὶ συνεργοὺς πρὸς πάντα, καὶ πρὸς τὰς διαφθορὰς τῶν πολεμίων ἐχρῆτο.
Notes:
C4 BC. See generally RE Python(4).
The source of the present entry is unclear. Adler suggests FGrH 151, but that is part of a narrative of the campaigns of Alexander the Great in the second half of the 330s. For Python see rather [Demosthenes] 7.19-23 on the embassy to Athens in 344, by Python and others, to renegotiate the Peace of Philokrates.
Reference:
N.G.L. Hammond and G.T. Griffith, A History of Macedonia, ii (Oxford 1979) 489-95 (and 714 for the suggestion that Python might be the author of [Demosthenes] 12)
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; historiography; history; law; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 27 June 2001@11:10:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 28 June 2001@03:16:43.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 26 July 2011@08:19:13.

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