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, 25.79


nanNo; I am wrong. He has a brother, who is present here in court and who brought that precious action against him. What need to say anything about him? He is own brother to the defendant, born of the same father and mother, and, to add to his misfortunes, he is his twin. It was this brother—I pass over the other facts—who got possession of the drugs and charms from the servant of Theoris of Lemnos, the filthy sorceress whom you put to death on that account with all her family.


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

30 results
1. Homer, Odyssey, 15.225 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1270-1274, 1269 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1269. ἰδοὺ δʼ Ἀπόλλων αὐτὸς ἐκδύων ἐμὲ 1269. The oracular garment! having looked upon me
3. Aristophanes, Birds, 988 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

988. μήτ' ἢν Λάμπων ᾖ μήτ' ἢν ὁ μέγας Διοπείθης.
4. Aristophanes, Knights, 1085, 1084 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1084. οὐκ ὀρθῶς φράζει: τὴν Κυλλήνην γὰρ ὁ Φοῖβος
5. Aristophanes, Peace, 1125, 1047 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1047. οὗτός γέ πού 'σθ' ὁ χρησμολόγος οὑξ ̓Ωρεοῦ.
6. Aristophanes, Wasps, 380 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

380. δήσας σαυτὸν καὶ τὴν ψυχὴν ἐμπλησάμενος Διοπείθους.
7. Herodotus, Histories, 3.132.2, 5.44.2, 7.228, 8.27.3, 9.33.1, 9.37.1 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3.132.2. When the Egyptian physicians who until now had attended the king were about to be impaled for being less skilful than a Greek, Democedes interceded with the king for them and saved them; and he saved an Elean seer, too, who had been a retainer of Polycrates' and was forgotten among the slaves. Democedes was a man of considerable influence with the King. 5.44.2. This is the story which the Sybarites tell of Dorieus and his companions, but the Crotoniats say that they were aided by no stranger in their war with Sybaris with the exception of Callias, an Elean diviner of the Iamid clan. About him there was a story that he had fled to Croton from Telys, the tyrant of Sybaris, because as he was sacrificing for victory over Croton, he could obtain no favorable omens. 7.228. There is an inscription written over these men, who were buried where they fell, and over those who died before the others went away, dismissed by Leonidas. It reads as follows: quote type="inscription" l met="dact"Here four thousand from the Peloponnese once fought three million. /l /quote ,That inscription is for them all, but the Spartans have their own: quote type="inscription" l met="dact"Foreigner, go tell the Spartans that we lie here obedient to their commands. /l /quote ,That one is to the Lacedaemonians, this one to the seer: quote type="inscription" l met="dact"This is a monument to the renowned Megistias, /l lSlain by the Medes who crossed the Spercheius river. /l lThe seer knew well his coming doom, /l lBut endured not to abandon the leaders of Sparta. /l /quote ,Except for the seer's inscription, the Amphictyons are the ones who honored them by erecting inscriptions and pillars. That of the seer Megistias was inscribed by Simonides son of Leoprepes because of his tie of guest-friendship with the man. 8.27.3. When the Phocians were besieged on Parnassus, they had with them the diviner Tellias of Elis; Tellias devised a stratagem for them: he covered six hundred of the bravest Phocians with gypsum, themselves and their armor, and led them to attack the Thessalians by night, bidding them slay whomever they should see not whitened. 9.33.1. On the second day after they had all been arrayed according to their nations and their battalions, both armies offered sacrifice. It was Tisamenus who sacrificed for the Greeks, for he was with their army as a diviner; he was an Elean by birth, a Clytiad of the Iamid clan, and the Lacedaemonians gave him the freedom of their city. 9.37.1. Mardonius' sacrifices also foretold an unfavorable outcome if he should be zealous to attack first, and good if he should but defend himself. He too used the Greek manner of sacrifice, and Hegesistratus of Elis was his diviner, the most notable of the sons of Tellias. This man had been put in prison and condemned to die by the Spartans for the great harm which he had done them.
8. Isaeus, Orations, 9.30 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

9. Plato, Meno, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

10. Plato, Republic, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

327a. I went down yesterday to the Peiraeus with Glaucon, the son of Ariston, to pay my devotions to the Goddess, and also because I wished to see how they would conduct the festival since this was its inauguration. I thought the procession of the citizens very fine, but it was no better than the show, made by the marching of the Thracian contingent.
11. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 6.27-6.29, 6.60-6.61 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

12. Xenophon, The Persian Expedition, 5.6.29 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

13. Xenophon, Hellenica, 1.7.22, 3.3.3 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1.7.22. Or if you do not wish to do this, try them under the following law, which applies to temple-robbers and traitors: namely, if anyone shall be a traitor to the state or shall steal sacred property, he shall be tried before a court, and if he be convicted, he shall not be buried in Attica, and his property shall be confiscated. 3.3.3. But Diopeithes, a man very well versed in oracles, said in support of Leotychides that there was also an oracle of Apollo which bade the Lacedaemonians beware of the lame kingship. Agesilaus was lame. Lysander, however, made reply to him, on behalf of Agesilaus, that he did not suppose the god was bidding them beware lest a king of theirs should get a sprain and become lame, but rather lest one who was not of the royal stock should become king. For the kingship would be lame in very truth when it was not the descendants of Heracles who were at the head of the state.
14. Xenophon, Memoirs, 2.1.10 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2.1.10. Shall we then consider whether the rulers or the ruled live the pleasanter life? Certainly, replied Aristippus. To take first the nations known to us. In Asia the rulers are the Persians; the Syrians, Lydians and Phrygians are the ruled. In Europe the Scythians rule, and the Maeotians are ruled. In Africa the Carthaginians rule, and the Libyans are ruled. Which of the two classes, think you, enjoys the pleasanter life? Or take the Greeks, of whom you yourself are one; do you think that the controlling or the controlled communities enjoy the pleasanter life?
15. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 57.3 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

16. Demosthenes, Orations, 19.281, 22.2, 22.27, 25.80, 39.2, 40.9, 59.116 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

17. Dinarchus, Or., 11 (4th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

18. Theophrastus, Characters, 16.3 (4th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

19. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, On Dinarchus, 11 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

20. Josephus Flavius, Against Apion, 2.267-2.268 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.267. Nor need we at all wonder that they thus treated such considerable men, when they did not spare even women also; for they very lately slew a certain priestess, because she was accused by somebody that she initiated people into the worship of strange gods, it having been forbidden so to do by one of their laws; and a capital punishment had been decreed to such as introduced a strange god; 2.268. it being manifest, that they who make use of such a law do not believe those of other nations to be really gods, otherwise they had not envied themselves the advantage of more gods than they already had;
21. Plutarch, Demetrius, 14 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

22. Plutarch, Demosthenes, 14 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

23. Plutarch, Lysander, 22.5-22.6 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

24. Plutarch, Pericles, 38.2 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

38.2. Certain it is that Theophrastus, in his Ethics, querying whether one’s character follows the bent of one’s fortunes and is forced by bodily sufferings to abandon its high excellence, records this fact, that Pericles, as he lay sick, showed one of his friends who was come to see him an amulet that the women had hung round his neck, as much as to say that he was very badly off to put up with such folly as that.
25. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3.11.5 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.11.5. At the altar of Augustus they show a bronze statue of Agias. This Agias, they say, by divining for Lysander captured the Athenian fleet at Aegospotami with the exception of ten ships of war. 405 B.C. These made their escape to Cyprus ; all the rest the Lacedaemonians captured along with their crews. Agias was a son of Agelochus, a son of Tisamenus.
26. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 3.3 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

3.3. Neanthes, however, makes him die at the age of eighty-four. He is thus seen to be six years the junior of Isocrates. For Isocrates was born in the archonship of Lysimachus, Plato in that of Ameinias, the year of Pericles' death. He belonged to the deme Collytus, as is stated by Antileon in his second book On Dates. He was born, according to some, in Aegina, in the house of Phidiades, the son of Thales, as Favorinus states in his Miscellaneous History, for his father had been sent along with others to Aegina to settle in the island, but returned to Athens when the Athenians were expelled by the Lacedaemonians, who championed the Aeginetan cause. That Plato acted as choregus at Athens, the cost being defrayed by Dion, is stated by Athenodorus in the eighth book of a work entitled Walks.
27. Libanius, Orations, 1.245 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

28. Ambrosian Missal 119, Homily On Lazarus, Mary And Martha, 1.115-1.116

29. Epigraphy, Ig Ii2, 1635

30. Epigraphy, Seg, 28.1245, 29.361, 35.626



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
(law)court system Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
abuse, nonreligious Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 186
aeneas the tactician Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
agios, tisamenos grandson Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
aigospotami Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
ara Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
arbitration Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
areopagos, legal procedures Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 293
areopagos Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
aristandros Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
asebeia ἀσέβεια Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
athens, athenian Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
athens Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382
augustine Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382
authenticity Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 184, 186
classical period Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382
community, civic, religious Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 66
cult, cultic acts for specific cults, the corresponding god or place Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
cults, elective Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 134
cults, mysteries Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 66
cults, thiasoi Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 66
cursed Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 293
dance, dancing, ecstatic, frenzied, maenadic, orgiastic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
deisidaimon Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 293
demosthenes Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382
dike blabes Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
dike phonou Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
dionysos, dionysos as foreign god Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
dionysos, dionysos xenos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
dionysos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
diopeithes Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
divorce Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 121
endeixis Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 186
enthusiasm ἐνθουσιασμός, enthusiastic Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
erinyes/furies Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
execution Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
families, aeschines Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 66
feud, blood feud Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
gods, men treated like Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 66
gods of the underworld Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
graphe, asebias Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 66
graphe asebeias Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
hades/pluto Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
healing, magico-religious Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 134
hierokles Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
homer, iliad Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
homicide/murder, cf. killer, murderer Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
impiety Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382
initiation, initiatory rites Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
kallistrate Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 293
killer, cf. homicide, murderer Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
killing, of relatives Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
kleruch, aigina Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 121
law courts Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382
lemnos, suspect reputation Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 121
magic, magical Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
magician, cf. magos, shaman, sorcerer, witch Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
mania μανία, maniacal Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
manteis as purveyors of magic Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 134
mantis Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382
megistias Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
melampodids Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
metic Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
mountains Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
mysteries, mystery cults Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
nino Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
ninos Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
oresteia Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
orestes Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
pentheus Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
pharmakon, cf. poison Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
pharmakon Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382
philochoros, on divination Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
philtron Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382
plato, diotima (in symposion) Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
plato, family Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 121
plato Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382; Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
polykrates of samos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
priestess(es) involvement with magic Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 134
priestess Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318; Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
priests, of mystery cults Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 66
religion, and law Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 65
religion elective Parker, Polytheism and Society at Athens (2005) 134
rhetorical conventions, assembly speeches Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 186
rite, ritual Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
sabazius Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
satyra of larissa Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
socrates Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318; Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382; Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
sorcerer, cf. magician, magos, shaman, witch Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
soul Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382
sthorys of thasos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
style Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 184, 186
supporting speakers Martin, Divine Talk: Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes (2009) 186
sybil, the Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
symmachos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
telenikos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253
temple robbery Gagarin and Cohen, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Law (2005) 65
teos Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
thebes, theban Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
theophemos Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 293
theophrastos, on the superstitious man Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 293
theoris Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
theoris of lemnos Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 382; Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
vengeance, cf. punishment, revenge, timoria Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
whore, cf. concubine witch, cf. magician, magos, shaman, sorcerer Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 233
widow/widower, guardian Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 121
widow/widower, remarriage Humphreys, Kinship in Ancient Athens: An Anthropological Analysis (2018) 121
witchcraft, accusations of Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 293
woman Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
worship' Bernabe et al., Redefining Dionysos (2013) 318
xenophon, on seers Eidinow, Oracles, Curses, and Risk Among the Ancient Greeks (2007) 253