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date: 27 November 2022



  • Michael Gagarin


Anytus, a wealthy Athenian and democratic leader, best known as a prosecutor of *Socrates (399 bce). As general in 409, he failed to prevent the loss of *Pylos (Ath. pol. 27. 5); at his trial he reportedly bribed the entire jury. After 403 bce he was a respected, moderate leader of the restored democracy. *Plato (1) (Meno 91) introduces him as a passionate enemy of the *sophists.


  • Greek History and Historiography
  • Philosophy

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