Dinarchus, Fragments

LCL 395: 310-311

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Dinarchus

Α. ΔΗΜΟΣΙΟΙ ΛΟΓΟΙ ΓΝΗΣΙΟΙ

[i. 3. 3]1. ΚΑΤΑ ΠΟΛΥΕΥΚΤΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΕΙΝ ΛΑΧΟΝΤΟΣ

Ἀνθρώπου καὶ μισθωτοῦ καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐγκύκλια ἀδικήματα ἠδικηκότος. Priscian xviii. 23, p. 189 Kr.

Dionysius gives the titles of four speeches relating to Polyeuctus, of which this is the first. To these Harpocration appears to add another two, but Sauppe may be right in

2. ΚΑΤΑ ΠΟΛΥΕΥΚΤΟΥ ΑΠΟΦΑΣΙΣ [ii. 5. 9]

Καὶ τὰς ἰδίᾳ παραγγελίας γεγενημένας καὶ τὰς δεήσεις. Harpocration, s.v. παραγγελία.

Title known from Harpocration. The speech is perhaps

3. ΚΑΤΑ ΠΥΘΕΟΥ ΠΕΡΙ ΤΩΝ ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟ ΕΜΠΟΡΙΟΝ [vi. 1. 16]

1. Ἐμπεπηδηκότων τῶν ῥητόρων ὥσπερ ἀπρότων εἰς τὸ ἐμπόριον. Harpocration, s.v. ἀπρότων.

[vi. 2. 17]

2. Ἀλλ᾿ οἶμαι ὥσπερ οἱ τοὺς καλλίας ἐν τοῖς οἴκοις τρέφοντες. Suidas ii. 1, p. 42.

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Fragments,a

A. Public speeches (genuine)

I. Against Polyeuctus on His Appointment by Lot to be King Archon

. . . Of a man who is a hireling and has committed all the usual crimes.

regarding both titles as alternatives for the second speech given by Dionysius. The identity of Polyeuctus and the date and circumstances of the trial are not known.

2. Against Polyeuctus, a Denunciation

The canvassing and the requests made in private.

identical with the second in Dionysius’ list. (See note on no. 1 above.) Date and circumstances not known.

3. Against Pytheas Concerning the Affairs of the Market

1. When the orators had leapt into the emporium like ἄπροτοι.

2. But, I suppose, like men who keep monkeys in their houses, . . .

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.dinarchus-fragments.1954