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Diodotus

 

Date of birth unknown; died circa 230 B.C. Founder of the Greco-Bactrian kingdom.

Diodotus was the satrap of Antiochus II in Bactria until the middle of the third century B.C. He proclaimed Bactria an independent state and assumed the title of king in approximately 250. After his death, he was succeeded by his son Diodotus II.

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On the other hand, Diodotus argues that the Athenians should punish only those guilty of instigating and participating in the rebellion.
The female doctor Antiochis is praised as an individual of high standing but is still associated with her father, Diodotus of Tlos.
Like language in general, titles and names in Rodogune's paratexts are equivocal and may be fixed according to need and circumstance; for example, in the "Appian Alexandre" text, Corneille explains that the Syrian king's real narne was Demetrius, but that he chose to call him Nicanor "a cause que le vers souffrait plus aisement l'un que l'autre," that a puppet king was known as either Alexandre or Antiochus, and that when Diodotus usurped the Syrian throne, he took the name Tryphon.
161) Although there is something to be said for the view that Diodotus practices esoteric altruism in the Mytilene Debate, this is not the place to say it; naturally Strauss cannot do so at Strauss, City and Man, 231-6, although he is evidently aware of the relevant facts.
After a paraphrase of the speeches of Cleon and Diodotus concerning the fate of the Mytileneans (3.
The Cilicians had acquired a reputation for piracy since they were recruited as allies in the 140s BC by Diodotus Tryphon, a pretender to the Syrian throne.
By examining Thucydides' extensive, but too often ignored, accounts of the Spartan regime, the statesmen Pericles, Brasidas, Hermocrates, Nicias, and Alcibiades, the Corcyrean civil war, and the debate between Cleon and Diodotus, this volume reminds us not only that there is much more to Thucydides' thought than the frequently excerpted arguments presented in the Melian Dialogue, but that one cannot even adequately understand those justly famous arguments without a comprehensive study of the rest of the book.
Similarly, Diodotus responds to Cleon's argument that the threat of violent death will stifle humans' destabilizing hopes with the thesis that "hope and passionate desire are upon everyone, desire leading, hope following, desire contriving the plan, hope supposing the bounty of fortune, both together do the most harm, and being invisible, they are stronger than the terrible things seen" (3.
As an alternative to this picture, Saxonhouse offers the Mytelenean debate in which she sees Cleon as an ugly but legitimate heir of Pericles' vision and Diodotus as "the true democratic theorist from antiquity" (p.
Fifteen estates are recorded in the Attic orators, of which three have no land but considerable liquid assets: those of Diodotus,(93) Demosthenes senior,(94) and Timarchos.
Orwin finds other proponents of the "Athenian thesis," such as Hermocrates of Syracuse, in his 424 speech at Gela, and Diodotus, the opponent of Cleon in the Mytilenian debate in 427.
After the Athenians put down the Mytilenian revolt, Diodotus argues that appropriate penalties be brought against such rebellious cities.