Moerocles (in Greek Mοιροκλης; lived 4th century BC) was an Athenian orator, native of

  • 3 Ibid., "On the False Embassy",
  • 4 Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae,
  • 5 Demosthenes, Letters,
  • 6 Pseudo-Plutarch, Moralia, "Lives of the Ten Orators", p. 842
  • 7 Aristotle, Rhetoric, iii. 10 "And Moerocles said he was no more a rascal than was a certain respectable citizen he named, ‘whose rascality was worth over thirty per cent per annum to him, instead of a mere ten like his own’


    This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1867).

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