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Philocrates (Greek: Φιλοκράτης; floruit: 340s BC) was an ancient Greek politician from Athens who first negotiated the Peace of Philocrates with Philip II of Macedonia after Philip devastated the city of Olynthos in 348 BC.[1][2] The unpopularity of the treaty resulted in Philocrates being prosecuted in 343 BC by Hyperides for corruption (i.e. accepting bribes and favors from Philip II).[2] Philocrates ultimately fled into exile and was condemned to death during his absence.[2]



  1. ^ Adkins & Adkins 1998, p. 72: "PHILOCRATES (Philocrates): Floruit 340s BC. An Athenian politician who first proposed peace negotiations with Philip II after his destruction of Olynthos in 348 BC."
  2. ^ a b c Hazel 2001, "Philocrates (mid-C4 BC)", pp. 185–186.


  • Adkins, Lesley; Adkins, Roy A. (1998). Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-512491-X.
  • Hazel, John (2001). Who's Who in the Greek World. New York: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). ISBN 978-1-13-480224-1.