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Harmodius
(193 words)

(Ἁρμόδιος; Harmódios).

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[1] Harmodius of Athens Tyrantmurderer, 514 BC

conspired with  Aristogiton [1] and others in order to murder the tyrants  Hippias [1] and  Hipparchus [1] during the Panathenaea in 514 BC. However, they only managed to kill Hipparchus. H. was also killed during this assassination attempt (Hdt. 5,55-58; Thuc. 1,20; 6,54-59; Aristot. Ath. Pol. 18). For Thucydides, the motivation for the …

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Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) and Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), “Harmodius”, 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 28 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e503460>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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