Tyrannis in the Archaic and Classical Periods
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The maps show the (geographical) spread of the Greek tyrannis in the Archaic (map A) and Late Classical (map B) periods. This division (first made by Plass) is justified both because of the proven absence of tyrannies in the phase between the end of the earlier tyrannis (461 BC, end of Sicilian tyrannis) and the later ones (405 BC, Dionysius I of Syracuse) and because of the different political circumstances leading to their emergence.

I. The Archaic tyran…

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Wittke, A.-M. and Eder, W., “Tyrannis in the Archaic and Classical Periods”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA092>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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