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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

(c.390–c.325/4 bc),Athenian statesman, active after the battle of Chaeronea (338). He played the major part in the control of the city's finances for twelve years, raising the revenue to perhaps 1,200 talents a year, and financing projects by raising capital from individuals; scattered epigraphic evidence attests the wide range of his activities. The powers by which he did it all are obscure. Probably he occupied different offices including the position of steward of the military fund and controlled the whole by personal influence, which manifests itself to us in the varied decrees which he proposed. He carried through a diverse building programme including the completion of the arsenal begun by ... ...

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