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Agyrrhius (Gr. Ἀγύῤῥιος) was a native of Collytus in Attica,[1] whom Andocides ironically calls "the noble and the good" (τὸν καλὸν κἀγαθὸν) after being in prison many years for embezzlement of public money.[2] He obtained around 395 BC the restoration of the Theorica, and also tripled the pay for attending the assembly, though he reduced the allowance previously given to the comic writers.[3] By this expenditure of the public revenue Agyrrhius became so popular that he was appointed general (strategos) in 389 BC.[4]


  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Agyrrhius", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 83 
  2. ^ Andocides, De Mysteriis p. 65, ed. Reiske
  3. ^ Smith, op cit, after Harpocration, s.v. Θεωρικὰ, Ἀγύῤῥιος ; Suda, s.v. ἐκκλησιαστικὸν ; Scholiast ad Aristoph. Eccl. 102 ; Dem. c. Timocr. p. 742
  4. ^ Smith, op cit, after Xenophon, Hellenica iv. 8. § 31 ; Diodorus Siculus, xiv. 99 ; Philipp August Böckh, The Public Economy of Athens, pp. 223, 224, 316, &c., 2nd ed. Engl. transl. ; Georg Friedrich Schömann, de Comitiis, p. 65, &c.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.