(c. 394—343 bc)

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(c.394–after 343 bc),

the elder son of the Athenian banker Pasion, was a minor politician and assiduous litigant. He is the speaker of seven speeches, wrongly attributed to Demosthenes 2, which provide much information about him and his family. He repeatedly quarrelled with his step‐father Phormion 2 over money, and in c.349 made an unsuccessful attempt to prosecute him for embezzlement. In the late 340s he prosecuted Neaera, the wife of a political opponent, for illegal usurpation of Athenian citizenship (see Demosthenes 59). She was a former courtesan, and the speech is a rich source of information about the Athenian demi‐monde (see hetairai).

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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