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Callias

(c. 450—370 bc)


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(c.450–370bc),

Athenian aristocrat, grandson of Callias (1), notorious for his wealth and extravagance. He was dadouchos of the Eleusinian mysteries (see Callias (1) ). He was ridiculed by comic poets, and attacked by Andocides, whom he accused of sacrilege. More sympathetic pictures of his house and life are given by Xenophon (Symposium) and Plato (Protagoras). He was a general 391/0 in the Corinthian War, and took part in a famous victory over Spartan hoplites.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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