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1. A citizen of Pharsalus in Thessaly, who aided the Athenians at Eion with 12 talents and 200 horsemen, raised by himself from his own penestae, and was rewarded by them for these services with the freedom of the city. (Dem. c. Arist. pp. 686, 687; Pseudo-Dem. περὶ δυντάξεως, p. 173; Wolf, Proleg. ad Dem. c. Lept. p. 74.) By some this Menon has been identified with the Pharsalian who commanded the troops sent from his native city to the aid of the Athenians in the first year of the Peloponnesian war, B. C. 431; while the above-mentioned assistance at Eion is referred by them to the eighth year of the same war, B. C. 424. (Thuc. 2.22, 4.102, &c.; Gedik. ad Plat. Men. p. 70.) Perhaps, however, the service may have been rendered at the siege of Eion by Cimon in B. C. 476; and in that case the Menon alluded to by Demosthenes may have been the father of the leader of Thessalian cavalry mentioned by Thucydides in B. C. 431 (Hdt. 7.107; Plut. Cim. 7; Paus. 8.8; Thirlwall's Greece, vol. iii. p. 3.) [BOGES.]

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.107
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