Lycurgus (Lykurgos)( Greek speaker)
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Biography Lycurgus (Lykurgos)
Lycurgus; Lykurgos, OK. 390-OK. 324 years. BC. e., Greek speaker. Student Isocrates, an Athenian politician, one of the leaders of the party antimakedonskoy. In 343 g. with Demosfenom participated in the embassy to Sparta, in 338-327 years. charge of the finances of Athens, has significantly increased state revenues, in place of old wooden theater of Dionysus, built a new, stone and put it in the statues of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. You may also purchase copies of the works of three Athenian tragedians. A Dear fellow for his honesty and uncompromising struggle against all manifestations of lawlessness. In ancient times knew 15 of his speeches, . but of these only one survived: Against Leokrata (Kata Leokratus; 331), . containing the charge of a Leokrata, . wealthy Athenian, . who after the defeat at Heroneey fled to Rhodes, . and then in Megara, . everywhere talking about the death of Athens,
. This speech, written in a burst of patriotism, pathetic, includes many examples from the history of Athens and quotations from the epic poetry and tragedy. L. was counted among the canon 10 Attic orators.