A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

2. One of the body of knights under the command of Lysimachus, who were employed by the government of the Ten to keep in check the exiles under Thrasybulus in the Peiraeeus. Lysimachus having massacred some countrymen, with whom he fell in as they were going from the Peiraeeus to their farms to procure provisions, the party in the harbour, having got Callistratus into their hands, retaliated by putting him to death, B. C. 403. (Xen. Hell. 2.4.27.) In B. C. 410, this Callistratus had been treasurer of the goddess. Perhaps also he was the originator of the practice of paying the poorer citizens for their attendance at the assembly (μισθὸς ἐκκλησιαστικός); but Böckh thinks that the introduction of this salary is more probably to be referred to the son of Empedus. (Publ. Econ. of Athens, bk. ii. ch. 14.)