A LITIGANT IN ATHENS: DEMOSTHENES 56

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The speaker of Demosthenes 56 had lent money to a ship-owner Dionysodorus for a commercial voyage, and now is prosecuting him for breach of contract. The prosecutor is usually thought to be a metic. In the course of the speech he does not identify himself; but Libanius in his Argumenta of Demosthenes supplies a name, Darius: Arg. 54.1 Δαρεῖος καὶ Πάμφιλος Διονυσοδώρῳ δανείζουσι and 2 ὡς δὲ Δαρεῖος λέγει. The manuscripts of the Argumenta, which begin in the tenth century, are numerous; Foerster (VIII 677) and Dindorf/Blass (III xlviii) cite no variant for the name. Libanius’ source for this information is unrecoverable.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rigsby, KJ

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 01

Start / End Page

  • 398 - 399

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-6844

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-8388

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0009838816000124

Language

  • en