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Agariste
(126 words)

(Ἀγαρίστη; Agarístē).

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[1] Mother of  Cleisthenes of Athens (6th cent. BC)

Daughter of the tyrant  Cleisthenes of Sicyon, wife of the Alcmaeonid  Megacles, mother of  Cleisthenes of Athens. The story of the long courtship before her marriage around 575 BC can be regarded as the paradigmatic depiction of the lifestyle of the archaic aristocracy (Hdt. 6,126 ff.).

 Aristocracy

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E. Stein-Hölkeskamp, Adelskultu…

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Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) and Will, Wolfgang (Bonn), “Agariste”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e106950>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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