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Agyrrhius (Gr. Ἀγύῤῥιος) was a native of Collytus in Attica,1 whom Andocides ironically calls "the noble and the good" (τὸν καλὸν κἀγαθὸν) after being in prison many years for embezzlement of public money.2 He obtained around 395 BC the restoration of the Theorica, and also tripled the pay for attending the assembly, though he reduced the allowance previously given to the comic writers.3 By this expenditure of the public revenue Agyrrhius became so popular that he was appointed general (strategos) in 389 BC.4


  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Agyrrhius", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 83 
  2. ^ Andocides, De Mysteriis p. 65, ed. Reiske
  3. ^ Smith, op cit, after Harpocration, s.v. Θεωρικὰ, Ἀγύῤῥιος ; Suda, s.v. ἐκκλησιαστικὸν ; Scholiast ad Aristoph. Eccl. 102 ; Dem. c. Timocr. p. 742
  4. ^ Smith, op cit, after Xenophon, Hellenica iv. 8. § 31 ; Diodorus Siculus, xiv. 99 ; Philipp August Böckh, The Public Economy of Athens, pp. 223, 224, 316, &c., 2nd ed. Engl. transl. ; Georg Friedrich Schömann, de Comitiis, p. 65, &c.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 

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