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Cleisthenes
(764 words)

(Κλεισθένης; Kleisthénōs).

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[1] Tyrant of Sicyon c. 600-570 BC

Tyrant of Sicyon (c. 600-570 BC), son of Aristonymus, from the family of Orthagoras, whose tyranny lasted about 100 years (c. 665-565 BC.; Aristot. Pol. 1315b 11ff.; cf. Nicolaus of Damascus FGrH 90 F 61). During the war with Argus C. pursued an anti-Argive domestic ideology, including prohibition of the presentation of the Homeric epics because they favoured Argos. The Argive hero  …

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Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) and Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), “Cleisthenes”, 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_e615700>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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