Author(s) : Podossinov Alexander (15/11/2007)
For citation: Podossinov Alexander, "Gylon", 2007,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Black SeaURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=10757>
Gylon, an official or a merchant, born in Athens, lived in the end of the 5th – beginning of the 4th century BC and died in the Cimmerian Bosporus. Having committed treason in respect to Athens, he escaped to the Bosporan kingdom where he played an outstanding role at the court of the local Spartocid dynasty. He was grandfather of the famous Athenian orator Demosthenes.
Official or merchant
Date and Place of Death
Bosporus Cimmericus, 4th century
Date and Place of Birth
Athens, end of 5th century
2. Historical background
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