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Gelon
(562 words)

(Γέλων; Gélōn).

[German version]

[1] Greatest Sicilian tyrant prior to Dionysius I, about 491-479 BC

Son of Deinomenes from Gela, greatest Sicilian tyrant prior to Dionysius I, period of reign c. 491-478 BC. Firstly bodyguard, later master-of-horse of Hippocrates of Gela, after whose death in 491 he usurped the tyrannis over Gela and brought the east Sicilian archḗ of his predecessor, comprising Gela, C…

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Meister, Klaus (Berlin) and Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen), “Gelon”, 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 18 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e421050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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