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Aristogiton
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(Ἀριστογείτων; Aristogeítōn).

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[1] Athenian 'Tyrant killer' (514 BC)

A. and  Harmodius, both of the family of Gephyraei, plotted with others to kill the tyrant  Hippias and his brother  Hipparchus at the Panathenaic festival of 514 BC. The plot miscarried; only Hipparchus was assassinated, Hippias remained unharmed. His tyranny was only ended in 511/510 BC, with Sparta's military support. Harmodius was killed immedia…

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Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) and Engels, Johannes (Cologne), “Aristogiton”, 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 23 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e135840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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