6. The son of Amphicleides, a native of Sunium, was the author of a decree expelling the philosophers from the Attic territory, or, as others say, forbidding any one, on pain of death, to preside over a school of philosophy, without the consent of the senate and people.
After a year the decree was revoked, and Sophocles was fined five talents. (D. L. 5.38
; Pollux, 9.42; Ath. xiii. p. 610e. f.; Alexis, apud Ath. l.c.
) From the fragment of the Ἱππεύς
of Alexis preserved by Athenaeus (l.c.
) it is evident that the law was passed at end of Ol. 115 or the beginning of Ol. 116. B. C. 316 (Meineke, Hist. Crit. Com. Graec.