Envy, poison, and death : women on trial in ancient Athens by Esther Eidinow

By Esther Eidinow

This quantity explores 3 trials carried out in Athens within the fourth century BCE; the defendants have been all girls charged with venture ritual actions, yet a lot of the proof continues to be a secret. the writer finds how those trials supply a shiny glimpse of the socio-political surroundings of Athens in this time.

summary: This quantity explores 3 trials carried out in Athens within the fourth century BCE; the defendants have been all girls charged with venture ritual actions, yet a lot of the facts continues to be a secret. the writer unearths how those trials offer a bright glimpse of the socio-political surroundings of Athens in this time

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22) gives a succinct overview of the different attributions; as noted there, Cooper (1995: 304 and 312–16) has suggested a combination of the two ancient authors. 57 Cooper 1995: 303–18. Described in Ath. 590d and Plut. X orat 849e, who claim to be drawing on Hyperides’ own speech, probably Hyp. fr. 120 Walz). g. 4 and 5). 58 Other accusations made against Phryne by enemies of Hyperides: Aristogiton, described in Ath. 591e. v. v. Euthias, epsilon 3497, Adler) reports that Hyperides accused Euthias of this (Hyp.

4 ML 30. 5 Collins (2001: 489, drawing on Harris 2001) argues that the family could possibly have been found guilty of being accomplices in the crime, perhaps charged with bouleusis of intentional homicide for a victim who had died. 6 Collins (2001: 486–7) discusses the Tean curses as part of his argument that Theoris was indicted for murder; he understands it literally as threatening public execution. But see the discussion in Parker (1983: 193–4 and again, 2005b: 77), who suggests that these were not legal provisions.

Tr. Vince and Vince 1926. 23 OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 20/11/2015, SPi 18 Envy, Poison, and Death We learn the name of this priestess from one of the two ancient scholia on this passage: it was ‘Ninon’. 28 The first comment, which names not only Ninon, but also her prosecutor, goes on to link Demosthenes’ phrase, ‘what Glaucothea did’, to a non-existent antecedent ‘pharmaka’. 29 In contrast, the second scholion, although it does not give a name for the priestess, reads the Greek correctly, and elaborates that it was her rituals (which mocked the Mysteries) which led to her prosecution.

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