Eubulus


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Eubulus

 

Born about 405 B.C.; died 330 B.C. Athenian orator and statesman.

Eubulus, a contemporary and political opponent of Demosthenes, supported the alliance between Athens and Macedonia. Elected to the post of government treasurer, in 354 B.C. he promulgated a law increasing the theoric fund, that is, entertainment money to be distributed to the citizens on days of festivals and spectacles; this law was in effect until 339 B.C. At the same time he decreased military expenditures. In 346 B.C., Eubulus supported the Peace of Philoc-rates with the Macedonian ruler Phillip II, an agreement that was extremely disadvantageous to Athens.

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The earliest of these, Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville's Gorboduc, offers a virtual prophecy of Tamburlaine when Eubulus says:
Eubulus predicts a scrabble for the succession of a result of 'rising minds', and Tamburlaine's philosophy is that
The character Eubulus refers to "the caterpillars of all courts et fruges consumere nati"; The Works of Richard Edwards: Politics, Poetry and Performance in Sixteenth-century England, ed.