Home About Network of subjects Linked subjects heatmap Book indices included Search by subject Search by reference Browse subjects Browse texts

Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



4413
Demosthenes, Orations, 20.77-20.79


nanNow, he beat the Lacedaemonians in a sea-fight Off Naxos in 376 . and took forty-nine warships; he captured most of the islands near and handed them over to you, turning their previous enmity into friendship; he brought to Athens three thousand captives, and paid into the treasury more than a hundred and ten talents taken from the enemy. And in all these facts some of the oldest among you can bear me out. But in addition, he captured more than twenty warships, one or two at a time, and brought them all into your harbors.


nanTo sum up; he alone of all our generals never lost a city, a fort, a ship, or a man, as long as he led you; and none of your enemies can boast a single trophy won from you and him, while you possess many won from many enemies while he was your general. But for fear lest my speech should omit any of his exploits, the clerk shall read to you an inventory of all the ships he took and where he took each, the number of cities and the amount of treasure captured, and the place where he set up each trophy. Read. [The exploits of Chabrias are read]


nanDoes it seem to any of you, gentlemen of the jury, that this man, who captured so many cities and ships from your enemies by his victories on sea, and who was the source of so much honor, but never of disgrace, to your city, deserves to be deprived of the immunity which he obtained at your hands and bequeathed to his son? I cannot believe it, for it is out of all reason. Had he lost a single city or as few as ten ships, Leptines and his supporters would have impeached him for high treason, and if he had been convicted, he would have been a ruined man for ever.


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

6 results
1. Aeschines, Letters, 3.143, 3.243 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2. Demosthenes, Orations, 20.18, 20.68-20.72, 20.74-20.75, 20.78-20.79, 20.146 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

3. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.3.2, 6.3.16 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.3.2. Near the portico stand Conon, Timotheus his son and Evagoras Evagoras was a king of Salamis in Cyprus, who reigned from about 410 to 374 B.C. He favoured the Athenians, and helped Conon to defeat the Spartan fleet off Cnidus in 394 B.C. King of Cyprus, who caused the Phoenician men-of-war to be given to Conon by King Artaxerxes. This he did as an Athenian whose ancestry connected him with Salamis, for he traced his pedigree back to Teucer and the daughter of Cinyras. Here stands Zeus, called Zeus of Freedom, and the Emperor Hadrian, a benefactor to all his subjects and especially to the city of the Athenians. 6.3.16. But when fortune changed again, and Conon had won the naval action off Cnidus and the mountain called Dorium 394 B.C., the Ionians likewise changed their views, and there are to be seen statues in bronze of Conon and of Timotheus both in the sanctuary of Hera in Samos and also in the sanctuary of the Ephesian goddess at Ephesus . It is always the same; the Ionians merely follow the example of all the world in paying court to strength.
4. Aeschines, Or., 3.143, 3.243

5. Epigraphy, Ig Ii2, 43, 1140

6. Epigraphy, Inscr. De Delos, 1521



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acanthus column (delphi) Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
admission into an association Gabrielsen and Paganini, Private Associations in the Ancient Greek World: Regulations and the Creation of Group Identity (2021) 51
aegean Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
alyattes, alyzia, battle of Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
aristoteles decree Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
banquets, associations Gabrielsen and Paganini, Private Associations in the Ancient Greek World: Regulations and the Creation of Group Identity (2021) 51
chabrias Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
clients, cnidus, battle of Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
collective memory, manipulation of Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
conon Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
contributions and fees, associations Gabrielsen and Paganini, Private Associations in the Ancient Greek World: Regulations and the Creation of Group Identity (2021) 51
decrees, associations Gabrielsen and Paganini, Private Associations in the Ancient Greek World: Regulations and the Creation of Group Identity (2021) 51
demosthenes, orator Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
entrance-fees, associations Gabrielsen and Paganini, Private Associations in the Ancient Greek World: Regulations and the Creation of Group Identity (2021) 51
ephesus Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
euergetism Gabrielsen and Paganini, Private Associations in the Ancient Greek World: Regulations and the Creation of Group Identity (2021) 51
euergetês, euergetai Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
exemption from Gabrielsen and Paganini, Private Associations in the Ancient Greek World: Regulations and the Creation of Group Identity (2021) 51
hierarchy, associations Gabrielsen and Paganini, Private Associations in the Ancient Greek World: Regulations and the Creation of Group Identity (2021) 51
honors, as dôreai Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
honors, controversy surrounding Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
iphicrates Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
leodamas, son of erasistratus of acharnae Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
megistai timai Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
naxos, battle of Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
psenamosis, synodos of fellow farmers/landowners of Gabrielsen and Paganini, Private Associations in the Ancient Greek World: Regulations and the Creation of Group Identity (2021) 51
rewards, request for Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
samos Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
second athenian confederacy Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
sparta, spartans Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
statues, in the agora Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
statues, of chabrias Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
statues, of military commanders' Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
statues, of timotheus Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198
timotheus, general Gygax, Benefaction and Rewards in the Ancient Greek City: The Origins of Euergetism (2016) 198