Aeschrion of Syracuse

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Aeschrion (Gr. Αισχρίων) of Syracuse, whose wife Pippa was one of the mistresses of Verres,[1] was frequently mentioned by Cicero in the Verrine Orations.[2] He assisted Verres in robbing the Syracusans,[3] and obtained the farming of the tithes of the Herbitenses for the purpose of plundering them.[4]


  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Aeschrion (1)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, p. 40 
  2. ^ Cicero, In Verrem ii. 14, v. 12, 31
  3. ^ Cicero, In Verrem ii. 21
  4. ^ Cicero, In Verrem iii. 33

 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.