1. Of ACHARNE in Attica, son of Pasion, the celebrated banker, who died B. C. 370, when his son Apollodorus was twenty-four years of age. (Dem. pro Phorm.
p. 951.) His mother, who married Phormion, a freedman of Pasion, after her husband's death, lived ten years longer, and after her death in B. C. 360, Phormion became the guardian of her younger son, Pasicles. Several years later (B. C. 350), Apollodorus brought an action against Phormion, for whom Demosthenes wrote a defence, the oration for Phormion, which is still extant.
In this year, Apollodorus was archon eponymus at Athens. (Diod. 16.46
.) When Apollodorus afterwards attacked the witnesses who had supported Phormion, Demosthenes wrote for Apollodorius the two orations still extant κατὰ Στεφάνου
. (Aeschin. de Fals. Leg.
p. 50; Plut. Dem. 15
.) Apollodorus had many and very important law-suits, in most of which Demosthenes wrote the speeches for him (Clinton, Fast. Hell.
ii. p. 440, &100.3d. ed.) [DEMOSTHENES[; the latest of them is that against Neaera, in which Apollodorus is the pleader, and which may perhaps be referred to the year B. C. 340, when Apollodorus was fifty-four years of age. Apollodorus was a very wealthy man, and performed twice the liturgy of the trierarchy. (Dem. c. Polycl.
p. 1208, c. Nicostr.