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Alcmaeonid curse
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The killing of the supporters of the aspiring tyrant  Cylon in the sanctuary of Athena Polias around 630 BC was regarded as a religious outrage. The family of the responsible archon, that of the Alcmaeonid  Megacles, was punished with banishment (Hdt. 5,71; Thuc. 1,126). The sacrilege was repeatedly put forward until the time of  Pericles in order to harm the influential  Alcmaeonidas (Thuc. 1,127; 2,13); Davies 9688.

Bibliography

K.-W. Welwei, Athen, 1992, 133 ff.

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Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne), “Alcmaeonid curse”, 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 04 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e115660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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