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(Παναίτιος; Panaítios).

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[1] Sicilian tyrant, about 700 BC

P. of Leontini, established the first known tyrannis in Sicily around 700 BC. P. overthrew the ruling oligarchy, probably by inciting the people (Aristot. pol. 5,10,1310b 29; 5,12,1316a 37; Polyaen. 5,47).


H. Berve, Die Tyrannis bei den Griechen, 1967, 129; 593 

T. J. Dunb…

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Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden), Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) and Inwood, Brad (Toronto), “Panaetius”, 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 02 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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