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  307 B.C. - events and references
Laws passed by Demetrius of Phalerum while he was in control at Athens.
Demetrius of Phalerum preserves a boat which is said to have carried Theseus to Crete.
Demetrius the son of Antigonus captures Peiraeus and expels Demetrius of Phalerum from Athens.
www.attalus.org /bc4/year307.html   (365 words)

 ATHENS ['AN vat, Athenae, modem colloquial Greek `Ath va] - Online Information article about ATHENS ['AN vat, Athenae, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Cephisus, rising in Pentelicus, enters the sea at New Phalerum; in summer it dwindles to an in-significant stream, while the Ilissus, descending from Hymettus, is totally dry, probably owing to the destruction of the ancient forests on both mountains, and the consequent denudation of the soil.
To the south-east of the Acropolis, beyond the narrow valley of the Ilissus, is the hill Ardettus (436 ft.).
The distance from the Acropolis to the nearest point of the sea coast at Phalerum is a little over 3 M. The natural situation of Athens was such as to favour the growth of a powerful community.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /ARN_AUD/ATHENS_AN_vat_Athenae_modem_co.html   (16039 words)

 William Smith : A Smaller History of [Ancient] Greece - Athens in the time of Pericles
But the views of Themistocles were not confined to the mere defence of Athens: he contemplated making her a great naval power, and for this purpose adequate docks and arsenals were required.
Previously the Athenians had used as their only harbour the open roadstead of PHALERUM on the eastern side of the Phaleric bay, where the sea-shore is nearest to Athens.
It was soon found, however, that the space thus enclosed was too vast to be easily defended; and as the port of Phalerum was small and insignificant in comparison with the Piraeus, and soon ceased to be used by the Athenian ships of war, its wall was abandoned and probably allowed to fall into decay.
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/greek-texts/ancient-greece/history-of-ancient-greece-10-pericles.asp   (3142 words)

 ATHENS - LoveToKnow Article on ATHENS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Cephisus, rising in Pentelicus, enters I sea at New Phalerum; in summer it dwindles to an innificant stream, while the Ilissus, descending from Hymett~rs, totally dry, probably owing to the destruction of the ancient ests on both mountains, and the consequent denudation of soil.
The masonry may be attributed to the 5th century; The Pnyx, the Hill of the Nymphs and the Museum Hill are vered with vestiges of early settlements which extend to a isiderable distance towards the south-east in the ection of Phalerum.
Ihe north II, leaving the city circuit at a point near the modern Observay, ran from north-east to south-west near the present road the Peiraeus, until it reached the Peiraeus walls a little to the ft of their northernmost bend.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AT/ATHENS.htm   (11060 words)

 The Diadochi: The liberation of Athens
The city was governed on behalf of Cassander by Demetrius of Phalerum [4], and a garrison had been installed in Munychia [5].
By a combination of good luck and foresight he appeared before Piraeus on the 26th of Thargelion [6]; no one had spotted him beforehand and when his fleet was sighted off-shore, they all believed the ships were Ptolemy's and made ready to receive them.
Demetrius of Phalerum and his followers thought they had in any case to welcome the man who had force on his side, even if there was no certainty that he would keep his promises, but nonetheless they sent off a deputation to convey their requests.
www.livius.org /di-dn/diadochi/diadochi_t04.html   (1008 words)

 BMCR-L: BMCR 2002.04.11 Fortenbaugh & Schu+trumpf, Demetrius of Phalerum:
BMCR 2002.04.11 Fortenbaugh and Schu+trumpf, Demetrius of Phalerum:
Tracy, "Demetrius of Phalerum: Who was He and Who was He Not?," tries to rehabilitate Demetrius as politician (neither an oligarchic tool of Macedon nor to be mistaken for his grandson) and to give reasons for his poor image.
Montanari, "Demetrius of Phalerum on Literature," considers the paucity of evidence on literary matters, especially given confusion between the various Demetrii.
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/BMCR-L/2002/0103.php   (1952 words)

  Eternal Egypt - The First Librarians    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Demetrius of Phalerum the Greek put together the central collection for the Library of Alexandria while he was in Greece.
He might be considered the originator of the library idea, although this honor should also belong to the first and second kings of the Ptolemaic period.
The people who served at the Library of Alexandria were Demetrius of Phalerum (c.
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 Herodotus - The Histories - Page 828
But the Pisistratidae, who had previous knowledge of their intentions, had sent to Thessaly, between which country and Athens there was an alliance, with a request for aid.
They cleared the whole plain about Phalerum so as to make it fit for the movements of cavalry.
They then charged the enemy's camp with their horse, which fell with such fury upon the Lacedaemonians as to kill numbers, among the rest Anchiomolius, the general, and to drive the remainder to their ships.
www.galileolibrary.com /ebooks/eu04/herodotus_page_828.htm   (267 words)

The Peiraeus was a parish from early times, though it was not a port before Themistocles became an archon of the Athenians.
Their port was Phalerum, for at this place the sea comes nearest to Athens, and from here men say that Menestheus set sail with his fleet for Troy, and before him Theseus, when he went to give satisfaction to Minos for the death of Androgeos.
But when Themistocles became archon, since he thought that the Peiraeus was more conveniently situated for mariners, and had three harbors as against one at Phalerum, he made it the Athenian port.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Cities/Piraeus.html   (580 words)

 Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies: Menander in a Macedonian world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Although the quality and success of Demetrius of Phalerum's rule is still debated, he was certainly an authority who represented Macedonian domination over Athens.
Demetrius of Phalerum was quite an active and prolific Peripatetic philosopher in his own right, which could only reinforce the connection in the Athenian mind between the Peripatos and Macedon.41
The tradition that Theophrastus taught both Menander and Demetrius of Phalerum is quite plausible.42 Theophrastus kept up direct ties with Macedon.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3684/is_199704/ai_n8774095/pg_3   (1361 words)

 The Library in Alexandria and the Bible in Greek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The work was organised by Demetrius of Phalerum, the trusted librarian of Ptolemy II, and the translation was made despite Jewish opposition and the project's high cost.
The date of the translation, early in the reign of Ptolemy II, shows that the library was built by Ptolemy Lagus, and that Demetrius of Phalerum was first placed in charge.
Readership: Historians, classicists, archeologists, chronologists and textual scholars researching the early Ptolemies, Demetrius of Phalerum and the Alexandrian library, along with Aristeas, Philo and Josephus on the Septuagint and the Jews.
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 Ethics of the Hellenistic Era by Sanderson Beck
In 307 BC Antigonus' son Demetrius took the Peiraeus by surprise, allowed Demetrius of Phalerum to retreat to Thebes and then Egypt, and captured the Cassandrian garrisons at Munychia and Megara, declaring the Megarians free and destroying the fortifications at Munychia.
Resentment of the aristocratic government of Cassander and Demetrius of Phalerum influenced by the philosopher Theophrastus (Aristotle's successor) and the speech-writer Deinarchus led a Sophocles to propose and pass a law that no philosopher could open a school without permission of the council and assembly.
Against the advice of Demetrius of Phalerum he associated in his rule Berenice's and his son, who two years later became Ptolemy II Philadelphus and locked up Demetrius, who was then killed by an asp.
www.san.beck.org /EC23-Hellenistic.html   (20398 words)

 Untitled Document
The rest of the sea forces came safe to Phalerum; where they were visited by Xerxes, who had conceived a desire to go aboard and learn the wishes of the fleet.
So he came and sate in a seat of honour; and the sovereigns of the nations, and the captains of the ships, were sent for, to appear before him, and as they arrived took their seats according to the rank assigned them by the king.
When the rout of the barbarians began, and they sought to make their escape to Phalerum, the Eginetans, awaiting them in the channel, performed exploits worthy to be recorded.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/Herosal.html   (4715 words)

 New Page 0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Eginetans, who were at that time a most flourishing people, elated with their greatness, and at the same time calling to mind their ancient feud with Athens, agreed to lend the Thebans aid, and forthwith went to war with the Athenians, without even giving them notice by a herald.
The attention of these latter being engaged by the struggle with the Boeotians, the Eginetans in their ships of war made descents upon Attica, plundered Phalerum, and ravaged a vast number of the townships upon the sea-board, whereby the Athenians suffered very grievous damage.
In the midst of their hauling suddenly there was a thunderclap, and with the thunderclap an earthquake; and the crew of the trireme were forthwith seized with madness, and, like enemies, began to kill one another; until at last there was but one left, who returned alone to Phalerum.
www.herodotuswebsite.co.uk /Text/book5b.htm   (8651 words)

 Oxford World's Classics (Aesop's Fables)
King Demetrius of Phalerum had seized control of Athens unlawfully.
Note: Demetrius of Phalerum had been appointed governor of Athens in 317 B.C.E. and was himself a man of letters, no doubt well acquainted with the contemporary playwright Menander.
A few years later, in 307 B.C.E., Demetrius Poliorcetes seized power and Demetrius of Phalerum went into exile.
www.mythfolklore.net /aesopica/oxford/384.htm   (236 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2003.11.10
This volume (largely derived from a conference held at Budapest in 1997) is part of a project that aims to provide new editions and studies of the individuals included in Fritz Wehrli's Die Schule des Aristoteles (second edition, 1967-69).
Earlier volumes on Demetrius of Phalerum and Dicaearchus of Messana have offered new collections of translated fragments and de facto commentaries in the form of papers.
Demetrius of Phalerum: Text, Translation and Discussion (reviewed at BMCR 2002.04.11) and Dicaearchus of Messana: Text, Translation, and Discussion, both edited by William W. Fortenbaugh and Eckart Schütrumph as vols.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2003/2003-11-10.html   (797 words)

 Pausanias Attica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Here there is also a temple of Athena Sciras, and one of Zeus some distance away, and altars of the gods named Unknown, and of heroes, and of the children of Theseus and Phalerus; for this Phalerus is said by the Athenians to have sailed with Jason to Colchis.
On the way from Phalerum to Athens there is a temple of Hera with neither doors nor roof.
All are agreed that Demophon was the first to be tried there, but as to the nature of the charge accounts differ.[1.28.9] It is reported that after the capture of Troy Diomedes was returning home with his fleet when night overtook them as in their voyage they were off Phalerum.
www.earth-history.com /Greece/greece-pausanias-attica.htm   (17622 words)

 Contents of JHS 121 (2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Lara O'Sullivan Philochoros, Pollux, and the nomophulakes of Demetrius of Phalerum
He is a free agent, who disregards political pressure and is exclusively compelled by the rules that apply to him as researcher and truthful recorder.
Lara O'Sullivan: Philochorus, Pollux, and the nomophulakes of Demetrius of Phalerum
www.hellenicsociety.org.uk /issues/JHS121.htm   (2686 words)

 Aesop - Free Online Library
It is probable that Aesop did not commit his fables to writing; Aristophanes (Wasps, 1259) represents Philocleon as having learnt the "absurdities" of Aesop from conversation at banquets) and Socrates whiles away his time in prison by turning some of Aesop's fables "which he knew" into verse (Plato, Phaedo, 61 b).
Demetrius of Phalerum (345-283 B.C.) made a collection in ten books, probably in prose (Lopson Aisopeion sunagogai) for the use of orators, which has been lost.
Next appeared an edition in elegiac verse, often cited by Suidas, but the author's name is unknown.
aesop.thefreelibrary.com   (816 words)

The first librarian was Demetrius of Phalerum, who thought that such a collection should also contain a translation of the Law of Moses.
They proceeded to translate the rest of the Jewish Bible (Prophets and Scriptures), and after the project was completed, they returned to their homes, with royal gifts for Eleazar.
For example, Demetrius of Phalerum was not involved in the establishment of the famous library of Alexandria.
www.livius.org /se-sg/septuaginta/septuaginta.html   (1264 words)

 Index of names: Ph   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
316/21 Demetrius of Phalerum conducts a census of the inhabitants of Attic
308/2_ the Dionysia in honour of Demetrius of Phalerum when he was archon
260/10 the grandson of Demetrius of Phalerum to be a magistrate at Athens.
www.attalus.org /names/Ph.html   (3123 words)

 Archaic Period-Politics
Putting up stiff resistance, the Persians retreated towards the shore and went aboard their ships, which the Hellenes bid fair to set on fire.
Despite their losses, the Persians made for Phalerum, their aim being to land before the Athenians could get back.
But Miltiades was able to reach Athens first, by set of sun, and deploy his army on Phalerum plain; and the Persian fleet withdrew.
www.fhw.gr /chronos/04/en/politics/320exw_persia.html   (321 words)

 What the university   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
On Oct. 22, Dr. Pierson was the second speaker in an ongoing forum series sponsored by the M.Phil humanities program -- The University: As it is/As it Could be -- which is examining the state of the university.
Socrates, for example, encouraged students to educe answers, to question instructors, townspeople, and themselves until the answer --and self-knowledge -- was reached.
Demetrius of Phalerum persuaded Alexander the Great to fund institutes where scholars could experiment with knowledge and preserve it; classes were not the most important part of the Alexandrian museion, as it was known.
www.mun.ca /univrel/gazette/1996-97/Oct.31/news/n11-uni.html   (504 words)

 The Battle of Salamis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
However when the Greeks were fleeing themselves, the previous week - Themistocles had written messages urging the people to rebel.
The Persians beach themselves at Phalerum - the old port of Athens - clearly in view of the Athenians in Salamis.
During September there is a stand off situation with the Greek fleet at Salamis and Persians at Phalerum.
www.herodotuswebsite.co.uk /salamis.htm   (2009 words)

 Aristides. Plutarch. 1909-14. Plutarch’s Lives. The Harvard Classics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
They add the banishment of Aristides; but of this his condemnation, they make no mention.
Moreover, his monument is to be seen at Phalerum, which they say was built him by the city, he not having left enough even to defray funeral charges.
Furthermore, Lysimachus leaving a daughter, named Polycrite, as Callisthenes says, the people voted her, also, the same allowance for food with those that obtained the victory in the Olympic Games.
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From B.C. to B.C. lend her aid, and never showing the least inclination to revolt.
It was probably under these circumstances, when Athens owed the those relations of friendship and intimacy were established between Phœnicians settled in Attica, particularly at Phalerum and the Piræus, inscriptions have been found, either in Athens itself or at the Attic soil of persons whose nationality was Phœnician.
They had have obtained as much respect as the native tombstones, since Piræus an altar,[318] which a Phœnician must have erected and apparently without let or hindrance.
www.wordlookup.net /ec/ecuador.html   (274 words)

 Themistocles. Part 2/2
In the reconstruction of Athens after Salamis, Themistocles continued with his policy of making the Piraeus the main harbour.
He was also responsible for the Long Walls, walls 4 miles long which joined Athens, the Piraeus and Phalerum in a single system of defences.
The Spartans had insisted that no fortifications be built outside the Peloponnese for fear that if the Persians ever came back control of fortified cities would give them an advantage.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/ancient_biographies/108665   (509 words)

 Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities
In other words, they decided to redo Fritz Wehrli's Die Schule des Aristoteles, adding omitted texts, creating a more useful apparatus to the texts and including an English translation.
That work has progressed to the point where a new edition of Demetrius of Phalerum has been completed by a team led by Peter Stork of Leiden University.
The edition with essays has been published by Transaction in the RUSCH series (Vol.
classics.rutgers.edu /rusch.html   (533 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | Symposium by Plato
Concerning the things about which you ask to be informed I believe that I am not ill-prepared with an answer.
For the day before yesterday I was coming from my own home at Phalerum to the city, and one of my acquaintance, who had caught a sight of me from behind, hind, out playfully in the distance, said: Apollodorus, O thou Phalerian man, halt!
So I did as I was bid; and then he said, I was looking for you, Apollodorus, only just now, that I might ask you about the speeches in praise of love, which were delivered by Socrates, Alcibiades, and others, at Agathon's supper.
classics.mit.edu /Plato/symposium.html   (8543 words)

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