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Isagoras
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(Ἰσαγόρας; Isagóras).

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[1] Son of Teisander, Cleisthenes' competitor after the fall of the tyrants

Son of Teisander, he fought  Cleisthenes for supreme power in Athens after the fall of the tyrants. The conflict was initially between their hetairiai ( Hetairia). It was only when I. was elected archon for the year 508/507 BC, that Cleisthenes was successful in winning the support of the dḗmos. I. too had to mobilize additional sources of power…

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Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) and Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg), “Isagoras”, 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 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e527470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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