Philinus of Athens

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Ostracon against Philinus, 417 VBC.

Philinus (Greek: Φιλινος; lived during the 4th century BC) was an Athenian orator, a contemporary of Demosthenes and Lycurgus. He is mentioned by Demosthenes in his oration against Meidias1, who calls him the son of Nicostratus, and says that he was trierarch with him. Harpocration mentions three orations of Philinus. These are Against the statues for Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, which was against a proposition of Lycurgus that statues should be erected to those poets;2; Against Dorotheus, which was ascribed likewise to Hyperides2; Judiciary litigation of the Croconidae against Coeronidas, which was ascribed by others to Lycurgus.3 An ancient grammarian, quoted by Clement of Alexandria4, says that Philinus borrowed from Demosthenes.

Notes

  1. ^ Demosthenes, Speeches, "Against Midias", 161.
  2. ^ a b Harpocration, Lexicon of the Ten Orators, s.v. "theorika".
  3. ^ Harpocration, s.v. "koironidai"; Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae, x. 25.
  4. ^ Clement, Stromata, vi. 2.

References

 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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