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[1] Tyrant of Megara, 7th cent. BC

Tyrant of Megara [2] in the last quarter of the 7th cent. BC; he probably descended from a noble family and maintained hospitality with aristocrats all over Greece. According to a later tradition, when he seized power, he is said to have won …

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Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden), Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne), Beck, Hans (Cologne), Goulet-Cazé, Marie-Odile (Antony), Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) and Meister, Klaus (Berlin), “Theagenes”, 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 17 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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