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Agyrrhius (Gr. Ἀγύῤῥιος) was a native of Collytus in Attica,[1] whom Andocides ironically calls "the noble and the good" (τὸν καλὸν κἀγαθὸν) after being in prison many years for embezzlement of public money.[2] He obtained around 395 BC the restoration of the Theorica, and also tripled the pay for attending the assembly, though he reduced the allowance previously given to the comic writers.[3][4][5][6] By this expenditure of the public revenue Agyrrhius became so popular that he was appointed general (strategos) in 389 BC.[7][8][9][10]

References

  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Agyrrhius", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, pp. 83, http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0092.html  
  2. ^ Andocides, De Mysteriis p. 65, ed. Reiske
  3. ^ Harpocration, s.v. Θεωρικὰ, Ἀγύῤῥιος
  4. ^ Suda, s.v. ἐκκλησιαστικὸν
  5. ^ Scholiast ad Aristoph. Eccl. 102
  6. ^ Dem. c. Timocr. p. 742
  7. ^ Xenophon, Hellenica iv. 8. § 31
  8. ^ Diodorus Siculus, xiv. 99
  9. ^ Philipp August Böckh, The Public Economy of Athens, pp. 223, 224, 316, &c., 2nd ed. Engl. transl.
  10. ^ Georg Friedrich Schömann, de Comitiis, p. 65, &c.

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870).

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