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(ˈfoʊ ʃi ən, -ˌɒn)

402?–317 B.C., Athenian statesman and general.
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As we turned and moved again through the temple, I wished that the illustrious men who had sat in it in the remote ages could visit it again and reveal themselves to our curious eyes--Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Socrates, Phocion, Pythagoras, Euclid, Pindar, Xenophon, Herodotus, Praxiteles and Phidias, Zeuxis the painter.
Thus of the genius of one remarkable people we have a fourfold representation: and to the senses what more unlike than an ode of Pindar, a marble centaur, the peristyle of the Parthenon, and the last actions of Phocion?
from Phocion was a public indictment of the majority in the state
BCE, politician Phocion in 318 BCE, and Iustinus Martyr in 167 CE [46].
As early as 1784, Alexander Hamilton directly invoked both Vattel and Grotius (58) in his "Letter from Phocion to the Considerate Citizens of New York," in which he criticized New York for flagrantly violating the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain less than a year after it had been concluded.
Plutarch, Moralia 228e (Spartan Sayings 28); Life of Phocion 36.3
(78.) Hamilton, "Second Letter, from Phocion to the Considerate Citizens of New-York on the Politics of the Times, in Consequence of the Peace," April 1784,
In a frenetic apogee of montage, the image of a faltering deer is furiously intercut with Nicolas Poussin's 1648 painting Burial of Phocion, the only painting in the Glass House.