Neue historische Daten bei Hypereides

Horváth, László (2009) Neue historische Daten bei Hypereides. Acta Antiqua, 49 (2). pp. 127-139. ISSN 0044-5975

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The paper presents possible explanations to issues raised by the newly discovered text of Hyperides that offers previously unknown data about the number of Athenian ships at Salamis, Artemision and the Athenian contingent in the Corinthian League. In the case of the ships the orator in all probability drew on Herodotus’ text, but also distorted it by emphasizing Athens’ involvement in the Persian wars. All this to present a historical parallel of the one sided alliance between Athens and Thebes in 338 BC and by doing so to defend it. Athenians in their glorious past never calculated their financial sacrifices and after the victory they were given the leadership by the Greeks voluntarily. Something similar could have happened after Chaeronea. Following the proposed reconstruction, the Athenians provided one tenth of the allied Greek-Macedonian army according to the Corinthian Treaty in all branches of warfare (cavalry, infantry and navy).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PA Classical philology / klasszika-filológia
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2017 14:47
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 14:47

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