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Demetrius (20)

Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists. Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes ...

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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25,201 words
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...general Cassander took firm control and turned the city over to the pro-Macedonian student of philosophy Demetrius of Phalerum, who undertook to restore Athens by means of a new constitutional order and code of law. This code, known only from later literary sources, attempted to re-create a predemocratic polis, characterized by elite managing of public business and strict control of family display and female behavior. (Following Aristotle’s advice, Demetrius instituted special officials—the gunaikonomoi —entrusted with overseeing the public behavior of women.)...

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