A LITIGANT IN ATHENS: DEMOSTHENES 56
<jats:p>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 <jats:italic>Argumenta</jats:italic> of Demosthenes supplies a name, Darius: <jats:italic>Arg.</jats:italic> 54.1 Δαρεῖος καὶ Πάμφιλος Διονυσοδώρῳ δανείζουσι and 2 ὡς δὲ Δαρεῖος λέγει. The manuscripts of the <jats:italic>Argumenta</jats:italic>, which begin in the tenth century, are numerous; Foerster (VIII 677) and Dindorf/Blass (III <jats:sc>xlviii</jats:sc>) cite no variant for the name. Libanius’ source for this information is unrecoverable.</jats:p>
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Publication InfoRigsby, Kent J (2016). A LITIGANT IN ATHENS: DEMOSTHENES 56. The Classical Quarterly, 66(1). pp. 398-399. 10.1017/s0009838816000124. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/21423.
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Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies
Hellenistic world, Roman Empire; religion, historical geography; epigraphy, numismatics