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date: 27 November 2022

Callias(4)locked

, Athenian nobleman, c. 450–370 bce

Callias(4)locked

, Athenian nobleman, c. 450–370 bce
  • Victor Ehrenberg
  •  and Simon Hornblower

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Athenian nobleman, grandson of Callias (1), notorious for his wealth and extravagance. He was *Dadouchos of the Eleusinian mysteries (see callias (1)). He was ridiculed by comic poets, and attacked by *Andocides, whom he accused of sacrilege. More sympathetic pictures of his house and life are given by *Xenophon (Symp.) and *Plato (1) (Prt.). He was general 391/0 in the *Corinthian War, and took part in a famous victory of *Iphicrates over Spartan *hoplites (Xen.Hell. 4. 5. 13). As an old man, he was a member of a three-man embassy sent to Sparta, whose *proxenos Xenophon says he was, in 371/0 (Xen. Hell. 6. 3. 3 ff.); the embassy successfully negotiated peace.

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  • Greek History and Historiography

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