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Headword: Ὑπερίδης
Adler number: upsilon,294
Translated headword: Hyperides, Hypereides
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Hyperides,[1] son of the rhetor Glaucippus (some say of Pythocles); of Athens. Rhetor; one of the ten ranked first.[2] He studied at the same time as Lycurgus with Plato the philosopher [and] Isocrates the rhetor.[3] He turned out an able orator, but had a weakness for women. He too was killed by Antipater the king,[4] who had him dragged out of the temple of Demeter in Hermione by Archias (nicknamed 'Exile-hunter'); his tongue was cut out, and he died. His son Glaucippus received his remains, and placed them in the family tomb. His speeches are 56 in all.[5]
Greek Original:
Ὑπερίδης, υἱὸς Γλαυκίππου τοῦ ῥήτορος, οἱ δὲ Πυθοκλέους, Ἀθηναῖος, ῥήτωρ, τῶν πρώτων κεκριμένων δέκα εἷς: μαθητεύσας ἅμα Λυκούργῳ [καὶ] Πλάτωνι τῷ φιλοσόφῳ [καὶ] Ἰσοκράτει τῷ ῥήτορι. καὶ ἀπέβη μὲν δεξιὸς ῥήτωρ, γυναικῶν δὲ ἡττήθη: ἀνῃρέθη δὲ καὶ αὐτὸς ὑπὸ Ἀντιπάτρου τοῦ βασιλέως, ἐξαγαγόντος αὐτὸν τοῦ ἐν Ἑρμιόνῃ ναοῦ τῆς Δήμητρος, δι' Ἀρχίου τοῦ ἐπικληθέντος Φυγαδοθήρα, καὶ ἀποτμηθεὶς τὴν γλῶτταν ἀπέθανεν. ὁ δὲ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ Γλαύκιππος τὰ ὀστᾶ λαβὼν εἰς τὸ πατρῷον ἔθαψε μνῆμα. εἰσὶ δὲ οἱ πάντες λόγοι αὐτοῦ ν#2#.
Notes:
[1] RE Hypereides; OCD4 Hyperides. Identical with [upsilon 295].
[2] OCD(4) pp.203-4, s.v. "Attic Orators".
[3] [iota 652] Isocrates; [pi 1709] Plato.
[4] The "too" implies a connection -- not actually explicit here -- with Demosthenes (see delta 454). For Antipater, see alpha 2703, alpha 2704.
[5] Other estimates are higher still. See Whitehead (below) 1-2.
References:
J. Engels, Studien zur politischen Biographie des Hypereides (edn.2, Munich 1993)
D. Whitehead, Hypereides, the Forensic Speeches: introduction, translation, and commentary (Oxford 2000)
Keywords: biography; chronology; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; history; politics; religion; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 26 March 1999@11:31:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented headword, notes, bibliography) on 20 September 2000@10:22:15.
Patrick T. Rourke on 24 September 2000@12:13:17.
David Whitehead (augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 13 September 2002@10:00:00.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 9 October 2005@06:43:14.
David Whitehead (corrected one cross-reference; added more) on 6 April 2010@07:23:51.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 22 November 2013@04:57:25.
David Whitehead (updated some refs) on 2 August 2014@10:40:00.

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