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Topic: Timarchus

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  Timarchus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Timarchus was a usurper in the Seleucid empire between 163-160 BCE.
Timarchus was one of the last hellenistic kings in Iran but unfortunately little is known of his reign, except the short - and stereotypical - notion by Appian that Timarchus was a tyrant.
Timarchus was survived and avenged by his brother Heracleides, who eventually became champion of Alexander Balas, a boy that he claimed was a natural son of Antiochus IV Epiphanes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Timarchus   (463 words)

 timarchus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Timarchus was born of good family, but his father died when he was young, and the money soon ran out.
His first big move was to have Timarchus' suggestion rendered null and void, on the grounds that an ex-prostitute had no right to speak in the council.
In the end, Aeschines won the vote, and Timarchus was barred from politics for three years, when he filed an appeal with the council and won a reversal.
www.jazzbabies.com /home/timarchus.htm   (634 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1134 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
According to some, Timarchus was con­demned and disfranchised ; according to others, he put an end to his life even before the trial was terminated.
'Apyas), is correct, Timarchus was a native of Rhodes, and was a writer on glosses.
TIMARCHUS, CLAU'DIUS, of Crete, was accused in the senate in A. d.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/3468.html   (773 words)

 Waiting for Xena 4/4
As soon as his back was turned, Timarchus struck him across a fatal pressure point at the base of the skull.
Annoyed, Timarchus pushed off from the wall and drove forward like a bull, smashing Joxer into a table and allowing the momentum to flip them back and over to the ground.
Timarchus grabbed him by the collar of his shirt and slammed him up against the wall.
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 The Arena (1973) - The Bad Movie Report
Timarchus, you see, also heads up the consortium that owns all the gladiators, this being the days before the Department of Justice would bust up such an obvious monopoly.
As the girls are meant to sell wine to the games' patrons, Cornelia takes them to the Arena for their orientation, and they are shocked to see that the two men who aided in their stripping have just participated in the week's fight, and one lies bleeding to death in the sand.
Cornelia tells them that Timarchus is so giddy over surviving the assassination attempt, that he will consider giving the winner of today's fight her freedom.
www.stomptokyo.com /badmoviereport/reviews/A/arena.html   (2642 words)

 Timarchus of Miletus
Timarchus: name of pretender who was briefly king in the eastern part of the Seleucid Empire (163-160).
After 29 October 162: Antiochus is overthrown and killed by Demetrius I Soter; Timarchus accepts the title of 'great king' (like king Eucratides of Bactria, who had accepted this title a couple of years earlier).
The extent of the realm of Timarchus is contested.
www.livius.org /ti-tn/timarchus/timarchus.html   (207 words)

 Aeschines: Against Timarchus
Now Timarchus here had agreed to join them in the procession, but they were busy with their general preparations, and he failed to come back.
Timarchus, who once used to stay at the house of Euthydicis the physician, became intimate with me, and I hold him today in the same esteem as in all my past acquaintance with him.
For after this man Timarchus had left Anticles and Misgolas, he did not repent or reform his way of life, but spent his days in the gambling-place, where the gaming-table is set, and cock-fighting and dice-throwing are the regular occupations.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/pwh/aeschines.html   (13335 words)

Timarchus was a usurper in the Seleucid empire between 163-160 BC.
In the turmoil following the death of Antiochus IV during a Persian campaign in 163 BC, Timarchus became the more or less independent ruler of Media, opposing the general Lysias who acted as steward for the infant king Antiochus V Eupator, son of Antiochus IV.
His forces were however not enough for the legal Seleucid king: Demetrius defeated and killed Timarchus in 160 BC, and the Seleucid empire was temporarily united again.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/Timarchus.html   (504 words)

 Table of Contents and Excerpt, Carey, Aeschines
Demosthenes in 343 sneers at Aeschines' appeal to the statue of Solon at Salamis during the trial of Timarchus in 346 (19.251-252).
Although his readiness to claim credit for the peace diminished in direct proportion to its popularity, he remained consistent in the belief that peace was the only sensible course for Athens.
Politics is a rough trade, and rarely more so than in ancient Athens, where the structure of the democracy meant that the only effective way to neutralize an opponent or deliver a significant setback to his group was to bring a serious political charge and inflict either a capital penalty or a crippling fine.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/excerpts/excaraes.html   (4215 words)

 Saudi Aramco World : A History in Silver and Gold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The coins of Eucratides are often found in regions controlled by Timarchus, whereas we have never found the coins of Timarchus outside his own realm in Media and Babylonia—; modern-day Iraq and western Iran.
The same is not true for Timarchus, who began his reign with the fully-developed types in question.
Timarchus, surely, who liked what he saw on the fully developed Eucratides coins circulating in his area, and copied the style outright for himself.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/199403/a.history.in.silver.and.gold.htm   (5030 words)

 Aeschines Criticism and Essays
Aeschines's first surviving speech is Against Timarchus (345 b.c.) While serving as an ambassador for Athens, Aeschines was either outmaneuvered or bribed by King Philip II.
Although Aeschines was able to make the terms of the peace agreement with Macedonia less harsh than Philip had at first declared, the citizens of Athens were not pleased.
One of the planned witnesses for the prosecution was Timarchus.
www.enotes.com /classical-medieval-criticism/aeschines   (627 words)

 IGL Slip Database for me/n. Page 213 of 600
First of all, as soon as he was past boyhood he settled down in the Peiraeus at the establishment of Euthydicus the physician, pretending to be a student of medicine, but in fact deliberately offering himself for sale, as the event proved.
Timarchus did not hesitate, but submitted to it all, though he had income to satisfy all reasonable desires.
For I think Timarchus' anxiety is not for himself alone, fellow citizens, but for all the others also whose practices have been the same as his.
icarus.umkc.edu /newbuild/me/21894.212.html   (7060 words)

 Aeschinas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Olynthus in 348 B.C. For Demosthenes, Aeschines' conduct on that occasion was that of a traitor, and he came to an understanding with the rich politician Timarchus whereby the latter laid an accusation of treason against Aeschines.
The latter replied in his speech Versus Timarchus, with which he convinced the jury that Timarchus had been a teenage pederast.
The upshot was that Timarchus was found guilty and stripped of his citizen rights, in accordance with Athenian law.
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /AncGreece/aeschinas.htm   (258 words)

 The Arena
There, the women are instructed that their jobs will be to serve and entertain both the spectators and participants of Timarchus' gladiator extravaganzas.
So then, under the careful scrutiny of Septimus, the premier gladiator trainer, the women are taught to fight with swords and spears, as opposed to common kitchen utensils.
And it was the bloodthirsty audience which drove Timarchus' first order for Mamawi to finish off one of her opponents.
www.stomptokyo.com /otf/Arena/Arena.htm   (871 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 38 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Philip honour­ed the Athenian ambassadors with rich presents, promised to restore all Athenian prisoners without ransom, and wrote a polite letter to the people of Athens apologizing for having detained their am­bassadors so long.
394, 405.) Hyperides and Timarchus, the former of whom was a friend of Demosthenes, brought for­ward an accusation against the ambassadors, charging them with high treason against the re­public, because they were bribed by the king.
The speech In which Aeschines attacked Timarchus is still ex­tant, and its effect was, that Timarchus was obliged to drop his accusation, and Aeschines gained a bril­liant triumph.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/0047.html   (987 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2002.03.06   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Whether Demosthenes appeared as part of Timarchus' defence has been a contentious issue for some time, but F. argues that he did (pp.
Clearly, the political background was in everyone's mind at the time, but Aeschines was less concerned with this and more with the fact that Timarchus, a politician, had gone too far.
Aeschines' speech was skillfully constructed and aimed to show that Timarchus' sexual exploits in his pursuit of youths had transgressed the mores of society.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2002/2002-03-06.html   (853 words)

Aeschines v Timarchus is one of the most distorted episodes of ancient Greece by revisionists in this matter.
Aeschines v Timarchus is not even remotely an indictment of homosexuality as a whole.
The trial debate essentially revolved about: mainly (a) what degree of flagrant slutdom rose to the level of prostitution; and to lesser extent (b) whether abusing one's office for sexual bribes (i.e., what we call 'sexual harrassment') was an offense due to effectively soliciting prostitution.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1301641/replies?c=38   (543 words)

 The Arena (1973)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Timarchus’ wife, Cornelia (Rosabella Neri, from The Devil’s Wedding Night and 99 Women), isn’t very pleased when Priscium shows up with four more girls, as the arena already has plenty of cooks and serving wenches.
Then he and Lucilius happen to stop by the slaves’ mess hall just as an argument between Mamawi and Livia (the latter of whom openly considers herself to be on a plane above her fellow slaves on account of her Roman heritage) is escalating into a free-for-all catfight involving literally every woman in their employ.
Unfortunately, Septimus is not as stealthy as he believes, and the guards catch him before he’s had a chance to lay a finger on his master; the veteran trainer is taken away for crucifixion in the morning.
www.1000misspenthours.com /reviews/reviewsa-d/arena1973.htm   (1426 words)

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In fact, from time to time they have resorted to quoting excerpts from “Against Timarchus” by the orator Aeschines, so that with them, the Paganist and nationalist pagans can prove that homosexuality did not exist in ancient Athens.
Further down –and apart from certain other excerpts from the same work-we shall see with undeniable evidence what exactly was going on.
This is the excerpt used by various paganists and neo-paganists, in order to convince us that homosexuality was supposedly nonexistent.
www.oodegr.com /english/paganismos/omofylof1.htm   (1977 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Timarchus peered out from behind him, saying nothing.
Menander and Timarchus had disappeared somewhere in the wreckage.
She says that last time she was here-- " "Your mother is right," Nebula said in a loud voice, "yes she is, you need to go to bed and we all need to go back to the inn.
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 Movie Info for The Arena on MSN Movies
Jessemina (Karen McDougal) is a slave who must obey the whims of her Roman overlords and Bodicia (Lisa Dergan) is a Druid who was abducted by Roman troops after her family was slaughtered.
As Jessemina and Bodicia are forced to serve their Roman masters, they become friends, but they are made bitter rivals when Timarchus decides to add a new wrinkle to the tournaments and decrees that women will forced to fight for their lives -- and Jessemina and Bodicia are pitted against one another.
The Arena (also screened as Gladiatrix) is a remake of Steve Carver's 1973 exploitation cult item of the same name, which starred Pam Grier and Margaret Markov as the battling Amazons; incidentally, this version's female leads, Karen McDougal and Lisa Dergan, were both "Playmate of the Month" models for Playboy Magazine in the late '90s.
entertainment.msn.com /movies/movie.aspx?m=55086   (192 words)

 Carey, Aeschines, University of Texas Press
His speeches all revolve around political developments in Athens during the second half of the fourth century B.C. and reflect the internal political rivalries in an Athens overshadowed by the growing power of Macedonia in the north.
The first speech was delivered when Aeschines successfully prosecuted Timarchus, a political opponent, for having allegedly prostituted himself as a young man. The other two speeches were delivered in the context of Aeschines' long-running political feud with Demosthenes.
As a group, the speeches provide important information on Athenian law and politics, Demosthenes and his career, sexuality and social history, and the historical rivalry between Athens and Macedonia.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/books/caraes.html   (298 words)

 The Arena (1973)
They are bought by the Roman equivalent of a fight promoter (Timarchus played by Daniele Vargas), who organizes gladiator fights in the provincial town of Brudisium.
The women work in the arena, and when the crowd grows restless at the predictability of the male fighting, Timarchus decides to spice things up by staging a battle of female gladiators.
She was pretty disengaged here, although I am a little curious about what happened to her after her early 1970s film career.
www.prisonflicks.com /reviews.php?filmID=38   (1662 words)

 Greek History.
The speech of Aischines against Timarchus gives a good example of oratory on homosexual acts from the 4th century.
A third group of sources are scraps of information we can draw from the vocabulary used about erotic desire, information we have about laws and privileges in certain cities and modern prosopography that can identify phenomena like the homosexualisation of mythical persons which occurred in our period.
This ambivalence continues in Athenian history and the Timarchus prosecuted by Aischines in 348 faced as the major charge an accusation that he had enjoyed passivity and thus put himself in the same position as a prostitute.
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 Citations Pertaining to Homosexuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
His principal accuser was Demosthenes, who was joined in an action against Aeschines by Timarchus, a prominent politician of the anti-Macedonian faction.
Aeschines will attempt to prove that Timarchus did not have the civil right to bring charges against him because his "lifestyle"-- that of a "passive" homosexual [i.e., a kínaidos, the most repulsive and destructive form of homosexuality, according to the Greeks] -- legally rendered him a non-person according to Athenian law.
Aeschines then asks the jurors to consider whether or not such a dissolute and "low-lived" degenerate as Timarchus -- "a creature with the body of a man defiled with the sins of a woman.
www.grecoreport.com /citations_pertaining_to_homosexuality.htm   (5332 words)

The girls are purchased as sex slaves for the entertainment of Timarchus' powerful friends and as wine servers during the games.
Keen to keep ticket-buying citizens coming back for more, Timarchus soon has the women training for combat under the tutelage of master gladiator Septimus (the Tor Johnson-ish Peter Cester), a hulking bald fighter who makes the mistake of falling in love with one of his new pupils, Lucinia (Mary Count).
Good thing, too.) The main villain, Timarchus, is a simpering, hysterical girlyman, never a good move for an action flick.
www.eccentric-cinema.com /cult_movies/arena.htm   (831 words)

 Ptolemy Nios, the Son
Trogus 26 reports that a son of Ptolemy II's rebelled in Asia sometime between 261 and 243, with a certain Timarchus.
Timarchus was subsequently tyrant of Miletus, and was removed from there by Antiochus II (261-246), probably early in his reign since he obtained his soubriquet Theos from this event (Appian,
It is generally agreed that these events should be dated to 259, and provide the reason the coregency was terminated.
www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk /Egypt/ptolemies/nios_i.htm   (4576 words)

 The Arena
He orders Septimus to train them for combat, and soon the girls are taken from the flesh pits and armed with swords, tridents and shields.
There's the usual Roman intrigue, all orchestrated by the sadistic Timarchus, culminating in contests for higher and higher stakes as the plot thickens and spins.
Bekmanbetov is a master of the quick-cutting that Ridley Scott used in "Gladiator," using it for violence, sex, and sex-and- violence together, and the final slave-revolt sequence--which probably didn't use more than 30 extras--looks as grand as an MGM epic.
www.angelfire.com /mn/nn/ArenaThe.html   (847 words)

 Welcome to Horrorview.com!: The Arena (2001)
In the waning days of the Roman Empire, at a settlement on the empire’s outskirts, governor Timarchus (Viktor Verzhbitsky, chewing the scenery) is bored and cranky.
He misses the gladiator fights back in Rome, and the local talent just isn’t up to scratch.
As time goes on, the bitter and unbalanced Timarchus decides to have the brothel women trained as gladiators (gladiatrices?) and fight in the arena.
www.horrorview.com /Arena.htm   (570 words)

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