The chronology of the harpalus affair

Ian Worthington*

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In this article I propose an alternative and, I hope, more precise chronological scheme for the Harpalus affair (324/3) than the schemes advanced before, notably by Badian, Jaschinski and Will. The major events of the period, such as the flight of Harpalus from Athens, the date of publication of the Areopagus’ ἀπόφασις and the subsequent trials of those accused of taking bribes from Harpalus are, I believe, linked to the departure of the Athenian embassy to Alexander over the Exiles Decree and its return.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-76
Number of pages14
JournalSymbolae Osloenses
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1986
Externally publishedYes

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