Tyrannos (non-Greek loan-word, perhaps from Lydian tūran/'lord') is first attested around the mid-7th cent. as the term denoting the Lydian king Gyges  (Archil. 22,3 Diehl; fr. 19 West). Greek Archaic poetry used tyrannis synonymously with monarchía, but tyrannos was never used in self-presentation or as a title, but was use…
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“Tyrannis, Tyrannos”, in:
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