Lycurgus' speech Against Leocrates is a difficult source for the history of Athens in the times of Alexander. In fact, the flight of Leocrates after Chaeroneia in 338 and his business and stay in Megara can be linked with the Macedonian domination, at the light of the close ties between Leocrates and some Macedonians, like Amintas, or the coincidence of Leocrates with Harpalos, Alexander's collaborator, in Megara during the grain distribution recorded by a famous stele of Cyrene (SEG XI, 2). Finally, a review of the date of the speech can connect the words of Lycurgus with the situation in Athens and the Aegean in the end of the 30's of the IVth Century BC.
|Translated title of the contribution||Leocrates against Athens. Memory of conflict and famine in Athens between 338 and 330 B.C.|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Aevum - Rassegna di Scienze Storiche Linguistiche e Filologiche|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|