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Melanchrus
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(Μέλαγχρος; Mélanchros) was able to establish himself as tyrant during the internal conflicts in Mytilene around 600 BC, probably with the support of a hetairia . Another of these aristocratic groups, to which Pittacus and the brothers of the poet Alcaeus [4] belonged, however, soon managed to overthrow him again (Alc. fr. 331 Voigt; Strab. 13,2,3; Diog. Laert. 1,74).

E.S.-H.

Bibliography

H. Berve, Die Tyrannis bei den Griechen, 1967, vol. 1, 91f., vol. 2, 572

L. de Libero, Die archaische Tyrannis, 1996, 315.

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Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne), “Melanchrus”, 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 20 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e730000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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