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  • n. A member of the same deme; a member of the same township in Attica in Greece of the Classical period.

Etymologies

deme + man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sophroniscus, should let your fellow demesman have the benefit of any advice which you are able to give.

    Laches, or Courage

  • Mnesiphilus was an Athenian politician, apparently an older man and fellow demesman whom Themistocles had looked up to as a young man.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • I found, then, that the discreet bearing, the seemly dress, which had distinguished her in the days of her union with the illustrious demesman of Paeania [Footnote: Demosthenes.], were now thrown aside:

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 03

  • LYSIMACHUS: Those who have reached my time of life, Socrates and Nicias and Laches, fall out of acquaintance with the young, because they are generally detained at home by old age; but you, O son of Sophroniscus, should let your fellow demesman have the benefit of any advice which you are able to give.

    Laches

  • Socrates once more in the character of an old man; and his equal in years, Crito, the father of Critobulus, like Lysimachus in the Laches, his fellow demesman (Apol.), to whom the scene is narrated, and who once or twice interrupts with a remark after the manner of the interlocutor in the Phaedo, and adds his commentary at the end; Socrates makes

    Euthydemus

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