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Sosistratus
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(Σωσίστρατος/ Sōsístratos).

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[1] Oligarch in Syracuse, second half of the 4th cent. BC

From c. 330 BC leader with Heraclides of the Oligarchy of the Six Hundred in Syracusae. Although he was suspected by Agathocles [2] of aspirations to tyranny, his successes in the war of Croton with the Bruttii confirmed his position in Syracuse (Diod. 19,3,3-5). After a military failure again…

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Meister, Klaus (Berlin) and Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), “Sosistratus”, 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 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1117740>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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