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Demosthenes, Orations, 20.121


nanFurther, even if this difficulty were not likely to arise, I cannot think that it is well to bring the State into this dilemma, that it must either put all citizens on an equality with its greatest benefactors, or to avoid this must treat some with ingratitude. Now as for great benefactions, it is not well that you should have many opportunities of receiving them, nor is it perhaps easy for an individual to confer them;


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Aeschines, Letters, 2.80, 3.178-3.179 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2. Demosthenes, Orations, 18.79, 18.83, 18.88, 18.102, 18.112-18.113, 18.117, 18.119, 18.257, 18.299, 18.303, 18.311-18.312, 18.316, 20.120, 20.122-20.124 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Dinarchus, Or., 1.43, 1.101 (4th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

4. Hyperides, Fragments, None (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

5. Lycurgus, Fragments, None (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

6. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 17.15.2-17.15.5 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

17.15.2.  After many had spoken in the assembly, Phocion, the "Good," who was opposed to the party of Demosthenes, said that the men demanded should remember the daughters of Leôs and Hyacinthus and gladly endure death so that their country would suffer no irremediable disaster, and he inveighed against the faint-heartedness and cowardice of those who would not lay down their lives for their city. The people nevertheless rejected his advice and riotously drove him from the stand 17.15.3.  and when Demosthenes delivered a carefully prepared discourse, they were carried away with sympathy for their leaders and clearly wished to save them. In the end, Demades, influenced, it is reported, by a bribe of five silver talents from Demosthenes's supporters, counselled them to save those whose lives were threatened, and read a decree that had been subtly worded. It contained a plea for the men and a promise to impose the penalty prescribed by the law, if they deserved punishment. 17.15.4.  The people approved the suggestion of Demades, passed the decree and dispatched a delegation including Demades as envoys to the king, instructing them to make a plea to Alexander in favour of the Theban fugitives as well, that he would allow the Athenians to provide a refuge for them. 17.15.5.  On this mission, Demades achieved all his objectives by the eloquence of his words and prevailed upon Alexander to absolve the men from the charges against them and to grant all the other requests of the Athenians.
7. Plutarch, Demetrius, 23.2-23.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Plutarch, Demosthenes, 23.2, 23.4-23.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Plutarch, Moralia, 841 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Plutarch, Phocion, 17.2-17.3, 17.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

11. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.21.1-1.21.2 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.21.1. In the theater the Athenians have portrait statues of poets, both tragic and comic, but they are mostly of undistinguished persons. With the exception of Meder no poet of comedy represented here won a reputation, but tragedy has two illustrious representatives, Euripides and Sophocles. There is a legend that after the death of Sophocles the Lacedaemonians invaded Attica, and their commander saw in a vision Dionysus, who bade him honor, with all the customary honors of the dead, the new Siren. He interpreted the dream as referring to Sophocles and his poetry, and down to the present day men are wont to liken to a Siren whatever is charming in both poetry and prose. 1.21.2. The likeness of Aeschylus is, I think, much later than his death and than the painting which depicts the action at Marathon Aeschylus himself said that when a youth he slept while watching grapes in a field, and that Dionysus appeared and bade him write tragedy. When day came, in obedience to the vision, he made an attempt and hereafter found composing quite easy.
12. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 2.43 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

2.43. So he was taken from among men; and not long afterwards the Athenians felt such remorse that they shut up the training grounds and gymnasia. They banished the other accusers but put Meletus to death; they honoured Socrates with a bronze statue, the work of Lysippus, which they placed in the hall of processions. And no sooner did Anytus visit Heraclea than the people of that town expelled him on that very day. Not only in the case of Socrates but in very many others the Athenians repented in this way. For they fined Homer (so says Heraclides ) 50 drachmae for a madman, and said Tyrtaeus was beside himself, and they honoured Astydamas before Aeschylus and his brother poets with a bronze statue.
13. Aeschines, Or., 2.80, 3.178-3.179



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aeschines Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 80; Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 242
alexander iii Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
alexander the great Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
altar, altars, of apollo (athens, agora) Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
athens Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 80
crowns Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228, 242
demades Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228; Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
demosthenes, orator Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 242
demosthenes Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 80
dinarchus Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
diphilus, perhaps son of diopithes Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
ecclesia Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 242
epicrates, reformer of the ephebia Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
epikrates (legislator) Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
euergetism, regulations in Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
euthynai Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
harpocration Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
honors, controversy surrounding Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228, 242
honors and awards, proedria Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
iphikrates Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
khabrias (athenian general) Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
konon Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
leadership, as benefaction Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 242
leadership Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 242
lycurgus Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
macedonia Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
marathon Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 80
megistai timai Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228, 242
military commanders, honors for Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228, 242
neoptolemus, son of anticles Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
oropos Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
polyeuctus Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
proedria Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
prytaneion Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 80; Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228, 242; Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
rich, the Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228, 242
sitêsis Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228, 242
statues, in athens Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
statues, in the agora Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
statues, of demades Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
statues, of diphilus, perhaps son of diopithes Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
statues, of epicrates Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
syntrierarchos Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
theatre of dionysus Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 80
thebes Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 228
themistocles Gygax and Zuiderhoek, Benefactors and the Polis: The Public Gift in the Greek Cities from the Homeric World to Late Antiquity (2021) 80
theôrikon Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 242
timotheos (general) Henderson, The Springtime of the People: The Athenian Ephebeia and Citizen Training from Lykourgos to Augustus (2020) 38
walls' Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 242