(42) The Athenians' actions at Naupaktos and Phormion's speech (Thuc.
(43.) Phormion's tremendous victory there (in disadvantageous waters) surely made most Lakedaimonian commanders leery of sea battles with the Athenians: see Strassler 1990, pp.
2.86-92 for Phormion's victories over fleets of 47 and 77 ships with a force of only 20 triremes) and to appreciate the Athenian position: to rescue the men on Pylos the Athenians had to force their way into the bay and defeat the Peloponnesian fleet (Westlake 1974, p.
Name Origin: From the Greek word phormion
(mat), referring to the fiber that is produced from the leaves of P.
In this class come three famous names, Perikles,(41) Lamachos(42) and Kratinos,(43) who when alive had been targets of derogatory satire of the usual kind (I ignore, of course, the favourable portrayal of Kratinos in the Pytine of Kratinos); and a fourth, Phormion,(44) who is not known to have been mentioned in comedy at all during his lifetime.
420 (?).(90) Phormion Asopiou Paianieus (14958), G 432/1, 431/0, 430/29, 429/8.
Also important for this book are Demosthenes' speech in behalf of Phormion (36) and Isocrates' Trapezitikos (17), which deals with the suit against Pasion brought by a young nobleman of the Bosporan kingdom.
He entrusted the bank and the running of it to Phormion and, before his death, was said to have given his wife Archippe to Phormion (or provided for her by will).
45.4, Apollodoros brings a graphe hybreos against Phormion
for marrying his mother.
('They attest that they are friends and associates of Phormion and supported him at the meeting with the arbitrator Teisias when the announcement of the decision in the action of Apollodoros against Phormion book place, and that they know that Stephanos has removed secretly the deposition which Apollodoros accuses him of removing.')
11 The individuals offered the oath in [Dem.] 45 supported Phormion at arbitration, and therefore in all probability also acted as his witnesses in the hearing in the dikasterion.