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George L. Cawkwell

Cawkwell George L. Aeschines and also the peace of Philocrates. In: Revue des Études Grecques, tome 73, fascicule 347-348, Juillet-décembre 1960. Pp. 416-438.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.3406/reg.1960.3628

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AESCHINES and also THE tranquility OF PHILOCRATES*

The decision to seek tranquility with Philip to be taken early in 346 and also an embassy the ten men including Aeschines, Philocrates and also Demosthenes along with a representative the the second Athenian Confederacy, collection off because that Macedon around a month before the City Dionysia. Lock were successful with Philip and returned to Athens shortly prior to the Dionysia v the news than Macedonian ambassadors to be on your way, and also could be intended at Athens before the festival began. In fact, lock did no arrive over time to do business and on 8 Elaphebolion the civilization made preparations for prompt activity as soon after the Dionysia as possible. A decree to be passed to the effect that there need to be 2 meetings of the people, ~ above 18 and 19 Elaphebolion: on the 18th the Athenians to be to deliberate and also on the 19th to decide. Top top the 19th the decision was for peace with Philip and the decree embodying the decision was the decree suggest by Philocrates, amended in specific respects, and known together the decree of Philocrates. The 2nd meeting go not, however, go according come plan. Initially the people had ordered that on the 2nd day there need to be no debate, however on the 18th it was chose to call the Macedonian ambassadors, and, when early on in the proceedings of the following morning Antipater made clear what Philip would not accept, a brand-new debate was important in i m sorry Aeschines took component and sustained Philo-


* This write-up was review to the Oxford Philological culture in Hilary hatchet 1956. I wish to say thanks to Professor Andrewes, Mr. G. Hignett, Mr. R. Meiggs, and also Mr. B. R. I. Sealey because that generous help. They need to not, however, be claimed necessarily to share every or any of the views here expressed.