By Marek Winiarczyk
Diagoras of Melos (lyric poet, fifth c. B.C.) has got precise consciousness for it slow now simply because he used to be considered as a thorough atheist and the writer of a prose paintings on atheism in antiquity. He used to be infamous for revealing and ridiculing the Eleusinian Mysteries and was once condemned for impiety at Athens. the current booklet evaluates Diagoras biography and indicates that he can't be thought of to were an atheist within the glossy feel. "
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Pollux X 97 Ἐν δὲ ταῖς Ἀττικαῖς στήλαις, αἳ κεῖνται ἐν Ἐλευσῖνι, τὰ τῶν ἀσεβησάντων περὶ τὼ θεὼ δημοσίᾳ πραχθέντα ἀναγέγραπται. The fragments of the steles are edited by Pritchett, The Attic Stelai I–II (1953), 225–299 (edition) and (1956), 178–317 (commentary); idem, Five New Fragments (1961), 23–29; Lewis, IG I3 421–430 (pp. 402–424). Cf. Pippin, The Demioprata of Pollux X (1956), 318–328; Lewis, After the Profanation (1966), 177–191, reprint in: idem, Selected Papers (1997), 158–172. 37 Jacoby, Diagoras (1959), 12, ll.
Harpocr. v. καταπλήξ et φαρμακός (‘εἰ γνήσιος’). 81 Turasiewicz, Życie i twórczość Lizjasza (1999), 130–141. 82 This was already noted by Dover, Lysias (1968), 82–83. 83 Todd, A Commentary on Lysias (2007), 403–408. 84 On the relation of Andocides’ speech to that of Lysias, cf. Lämmli, Das attische Prozeßverfahren (1938), 17–57. 85 See Philippson, Philodemos (1938), 2444–2482, reprint in: idem, Studien (1983), 229–248; Dorandi, Filodemo (1990), 2328–2368; idem, Filodemo storico (1990), 2407–2423; idem, Dichtender Philosoph (1992), 183–193; Erler, Philodem (1994), 289–362; Arrighetti, Filodemo (2000), 13–31.
71 Διαγόρου τοῦ Μηλίου ἀσεβέστερος γεγένηται (scil. -Lys. 6, 17= T 16). -Lys. 6, 24 προσεψηφίσασθε ὑμεῖς αὐτὸν εἴργεσθαι τῆς ἀγορᾶς καὶ τῶν ἱερῶν; Andoc. De myst. 71. 73 Most scholars say it was in 399, whereas the year 400 is supported by McDowell, Andokides (1962), 204–205; Price, Religions (1999), 82–84; Todd, A Commentary on Lysias (2007), 399 with n. 2, 410 with n. 43. 74 On the role of Andocides in the 415 events and his trial in 400 or 399, cf. MacDowell, Andokides (1962), 11–18, 204–205; Marr, Andocides’ Part in the Mysteries (1971), 326–338; Pecorella Longo, ‘Eterie’ (1971), 61–51; Edwards, Greek Orators (1995), 17–26; Todd, A Commentary on Lysias (2007), 399–403.