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In a speech that Socrates compares to those of the Sophist The politician Alcibiades (left) interrupts the banquet of Agathon (right), as related in Plato’s Symposium. (F. R. Niglutsch) 25 Agathon Gorgias, Agathon initially describes Eros as both the most beautiful and the most virtuous among gods. However, like many of Socrates’ interlocutors, after speaking with Socrates, Agathon admits to knowing nothing definite about the topic. In De poetica (c. ; Poetics, 1705), Aristotle says that Agathon’s tragedies are among the first to be composed of fictitious characters and events.
Journal of Hellenic Studies 96 (1976): 46-69. Denvy A. Bowman See also: Achaean League; Hellenistic Greece. 4 Achilles Painter Artist Flourished: c. 460-c. ; Athens, Greece Category: Art and architecture Life Named after the figure of Achilles on an amphora, or wine jar, in the Vatican Museums, the Achilles Painter (uh-KIHL-EEZ PAYN-tuhr) was one of the finest Athenian vase painters of the Classical period. More than 230 vases of various shapes, large and small, have been attributed to him. A pupil of the Berlin Painter, the Achilles Painter worked mainly in the red-figure and white-ground techniques but occasionally in blackfigure for Panathenaic amphoras.
It extended membership to Sicyon (Sikyon), a non-Achaean city. , it had expelled the Macedonians from the Peloponnese and become the chief power in southern Greece. The Achaean League was governed by a federal assembly, but a council and several magistrates handled daily business. The chief league official was an annually elected general who could hold office only in alternate years. Member cities did not give up local autonomy and lived under their own laws. e. , the Romans took one thousand Achaeans, including the historian Polybius, to Rome as hostages.
Ancient Greece Vol. 1, Achaean League-Dorian Invasion of Greece by Thomas J Sienkewicz