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Orthagoras
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(Ὀρθαγόρας/Orthagóras).

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[1] Tyrant of Sicyon, 6th cent. BC

O. of Sicyon is said to have established the tyrannís there around 650 BC. The ruling dynasty thus established was called the 'Orthagorids' after him. An anonymous ‘history of tyranny (FGrH 105 F 2) preserved on papyrus, and probably deriving from Ephorus, reports that O. had first distinguished himself as a border guard on the frontier with a neighbouring city, and later rose to become commander of the watch and polé…

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Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) and Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Orthagoras”, 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 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e901620>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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