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(Ἱέρων; Hiérōn).

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[1] H. I. Tyrant of Syracuse around 500 BC

from Gela,  Deinomenid, brother of Gelon [1], born c. 540/530 BC. Married first a daughter of Nicocles of Syracuse (before 485), then of Anaxilaus of Rhegium (c. 480) and finally of Xenocrates, a brother of Theron of Acragas (c. 475). He was many times a victor in horse and chariot races in Delphi (482, 478, 470)…

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Meister, Klaus (Berlin), Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) and Ameling, Walter (Jena), “Hieron”, 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 22 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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