Led On Line
Presentazione - About us
Novita' - What's new
E-Journals
E-books
Lededizioni Home Page Ricerca - Search
Catalogo - Catalogue
Per contattarci - Contacts
Per gli Autori - For the Authors
Statistiche - Statistics
Cookie Policy
Privacy Policy

Lysias interrogating Eratosthenes on the murder of Polemarchus (Lys. 12.26)

Angelos Kapellos

Abstract


Eratosthenes arrested Polemarchus, following the orders of the Thirty to seize the money of the metics, and then he brought him to the Council, where he was condemned to death without a proper trial. Eratosthenes could not deny that he had arrested Polemarchus but he hoped to be acquitted by distorting the recent past, which the jurors ignored in all its details. An examination of the questions and answers of Lysias and Eratosthenes, and an assessment of their arguments shows that Lysias was right to regard his opponent as guilty, but the latter still had chances to be acquitted.


Keywords


Eratosthenes; interrogation; Lysias; metics; Polemarchus; Theramenes; Thirty; Eratostene; interrogatorio; Lisia; meteci; Polemarco; Teramene; Trenta

Full Text:

PDF

References


G.Adeleye, ‘Theramenes: The end of a controversial career’ MusAfric 5 (1976), 9-22.

R.K.Balot, Greed and Injustice in classical Athens, Princeton, 2002.

C.Bearzot, Lisia e la tradizione su Teramene, Milano 1997.

C.Bearzot, ‘Review of G.Németh, Kritias und die Dreißig Tyrannen’ Gnomon 81 (2009), 138-41.

R.Brock, ‘The Numbers Game’ JHS 109 (1989), 160-64.

E.M.Carawan, The Athenian Amnesty and Reconstructing the Law, Oxford 2013.

C.Carey, ‘Τα όρια του δημοσίου λόγου στην κλασική Αθήνα’ Δωδώνη: Φιλολογία 26 (1997), 29-49.

M.Edwards and S.Usher, Greek Orators-I, Antiphon and Lysias, Warminster 1985.

D.Harvey, ‘The sycophant and sycophancy: vexatious redefinition:’’ in Nomos: Essays in Athenian law, politics and society, P.Cartledge, P.Millett and S.Todd (eds), Cambridge 1990, 103-21.

P.Harding, ‘The Theramenes Myth’ Phoenix 28 (1974), 101-111.

A.Kapellos, ‘Adeimantos at Aegospotami: Innocent or Guilty?’ Historia 58 (2009), 257-75.

D.Konstan, The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks: Studies in Aristotle and Classical Literature, Toronto 2006.

P.Krentz, The Thirty at Athens, Cornell 1982.

P.Krentz, ‘Was Eratosthenes Responsible for the Death of Polemarchos?’ PP 39 (1984), 23–32.

P.Krentz, Xenophon Hellenika II.3.11-IV.2.8, Warminster 1995.

M.Lavency, ‘The written plea of the logographer’ in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies: The Attic Orators, E.Carawan (ed.), Oxford 2007, 3-26.

A.Meriani, ‘Quanti furono in meteci che i Trenta decisero di arrestare? Osservazioni su Lys. XII 7’ in Tradizione, ecdotica, esegesi. Miscellanea di studi, a cura di G.De Gregorio e S.M.Medaglia, Napoli 2006, 147-58.

T.M.Murphy, ‘The Vilification of Eratosthenes and Theramenes in Lysias 12’ AJP 110 (1989), 40-49.

G.Németh, Kritias und die Dreißig Tyrannen. Untersuchungen zur Politik und Prosopographie d er Führungselitein Athen 404/403 v. Chr., Stuttgart, 2006.

D.D.Phillips, Avengers of Blood: Homicide in Athenian Law and Custom from Draco to Demosthenes, Historia Einzelschriften, Heft 202, Stuggart 2008.

P.J.Rhodes, The Athenian Boule, Oxford 1972.

P.J.Rhodes, A Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia, Oxford 1981.

D.M.Schenkeveld, ‘Xenophon, Hellenika II.3.11-IV.2.8 by Peter Krentz’ Mnemosyne 52 (1999) 381-82.

A.H.Sommerstein, ‘The Murder of Polemarchos’ PP 39 (1984) 370–2.

S.C.Todd, Lysias, Austin 2000.

S.C.Todd, ‘Advocacy, Logography and Erotesis in Athenian lawcourts’ in Thinking like a Lawyer: Festschrift in J.A.Crook, Leiden 2002,151-65.

D.Whitehead, ‘Sparta and the Thirty Tyrants’ AncSoc 13/14 (1982/83), 105-130.

A.Wolpert, Remembering Defeat, Baltimore 2002.

A.Wolpert, The violence of the Thirty Tyrants’ in Ancient Tyranny, S.Lewis (ed.), Edinburgh 2006, 213-23.

I.Worthington, ‘Greek Oratory, Revision of speeches and the problem of historical reliability’ Mnemosyne 67 (1991), 55-74.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/erga-2018-002-kape




Erga-Logoi. Rivista di storia, letteratura, diritto e culture dell'antichità
Registered by Tribunale di Milano (20/09/2012 n. 353)
Online ISSN 2282-3212 - Print ISSN 2280-9678


Executive Editor: Cinzia Bearzot
Editorial Staff: Marcello Bertoli - Livia De Martinis - Giovanni Parmeggiani - Paolo A. Tuci
Editorial Board: Ralf Behrwald - Serena Bianchetti - Paolo Cesaretti - Giovannella Cresci - Bernard Eck - Michele Faraguna - Massimo Gioseffi - Franca Landucci - Dominique Lenfant - Lauretta Maganzani - Daniela Manetti - Marina Polito - Umberto Roberto - Francesca Rohr - Marco Sannazaro - José Vela Tejada - Robert Wallace
Emeritus Editorial Board:  Lia Raffaella Cresci - Ugo Fantasia - Rosalia Marino - Riccardo Vattuone 


Referee List