By Andrew J. Bayliss
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Plutarch’s legacy is perhaps best illustrated by Millot’s Elements of the General History (1779), which devotes one entire chapter of his work (totalling seven pages out of only twenty-eight devoted to the Hellenistic period as a whole) to these three events of Athenian history. This chapter entitled ‘Disturbances in Athens – Demosthenes and Phocion – Demetrius Phalereus’ (1779, pp. 321–9) outlines the failures and crimes of the Hellenistic Athenians, and sets the tone for his account of the Hellenistic period as a time of ‘crimes of ambition’ and ‘the horrors of war’ (1779, p.
Phocion was popular figure with the Laconophiles;31 hardly surprising given that he was a known sympathizer of the Spartan way of life who sent his son to Sparta to be educated in the agoge and whose ascetic lifestyle had long been seen to resemble that of the Spartans (Plut. Phocion 20). Thus, an eighteenthcentury re-publication of a work by Desiderius Erasmus (1753, pp. 260–1) records the fact that: 28 After Demosthenes Phocion was by birth an Athenian: but his discourse was so grave, pithy, and full of useful remarks, with a sententious brevity, besides being so austere and upright in his morals, that he might in these respects be styl’d a Lacedemonian.
172–3) admires Phocion as a selfless politician who advised the Athenians against ruinous warfare even though going to war would The Reception of Hellenistic Athens 33 place him in a position of authority: I am seized with admiration at the rare good sense with which Phocion spoke on the same occasion to the same Athenians. That man was as great a General, as Demosthenes was a bad soldier: he entered into the situation of his Fellow-citizens, and advised them to preserve peace, although the war might place him at the head of the affairs of the Republick.
After Demosthenes: The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens by Andrew J. Bayliss