Who dated Phila of Thebes?
Hypereides dated Phila of Thebes from ? to ?
Phila of Thebes
Phila of Thebes (Greek: Φίλα) was a courtesan in antiquity. She was enslaved at the Siege of Thebes in 335 BC and ransomed by rhetor Hyperides, who installed her at his house in Eleusis.Read more...
Hypereides or Hyperides (Greek: Ὑπερείδης, Hypereidēs; c. 390 – 322 BC; English pronunciation with the stress variably on the penultimate or antepenultimate syllable) was an Athenian logographer (speech writer). He was one of the ten Attic orators included in the "Alexandrian canon" compiled by Aristophanes of Byzantium and Aristarchus of Samothrace in the third century BC.
He was a leader of the Athenian resistance to King Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great. He was associated with Lycurgus and Demosthenes in exposing pro-Macedonian sympathies. He is known for prosecuting Philippides of Paiania for his pro-Macedonian measures and his decree in honoring Alexander the Great.Read more...