Hybris in Athens

  title={Hybris in Athens},
  author={Douglas M. Macdowell},
  journal={Greece and Rome},
  pages={14 - 31}
In the speech Against Konon the speaker, a young man named Ariston, complains that one evening when he and a friend were walking in the Agora they were victims of what would now be called ‘a mugging’. They were set upon by Konon and some other men, who pulled Ariston's cloak off him, tripped him up, threw him into the mud, and jumped on him. While he was lying on the ground, they said a lot of things which Ariston does not like to repeat in front of a jury of respectable men; ‘but’ he goes on… 

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  • P. Wilson
  • History
    Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society
  • 1992
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    Alternative readings in the latter passage are discussed by

    • JHS
    • 1971

    Arkhilokhos (West, IEG) 295 (f), Ar. Thesm. 63, PI. Phdr. 254 c-e, Eur.fi/. 947, Hipp. 1073, He/. 785. 10. Not counting Prom

      Xenophanes 1. 17, Ant. 4 a 6 -7

        Theognis 541-2, Soph. Tr. 1096, Eur. Her

          IEG) 6, Theognis 153

            MILLAR: was Head of Classics, Trinity College, Glenalmond, Perthshire

            • ZSSR
            • 1965

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