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Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[German version] (Φύη; Phýē). Daughter of Socrates from the Paeania deme. As Peisistratus [4] attempted his second seizure of power in 546/5 BC, she was, on acount of her tall stature ( c. 1·80 m), dressed with weapons as the goddess Athena and carried on a chariot, as a sign that the goddess was showing him the way (Hdt. 1,60; Aristot. Ath. Pol. 14). This is related in the form of a legend as early as Herodotus. In later versions P. becomes a Thracian garland seller. P. is also given as the name of the wife of  Hipparchus [1] (Cleidemus FGrH 323 F 15). Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) Bibliography H. Ber…


(104 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[German version] (Τῆλυς; Têlys). King or tyrant (Hdt. 5,44,47; Diod. Sic. 12,9,2) in proverbially rich Sybaris [4] c. 510 BC. Probably supported by the dêmos, he banished the 500 richest citizens of the city and confiscated their wealth. After these found shelter in Croton, T. attacked the city, in spite of the warnings of the seer Callias of Elis. After the Crotonians were victorious Sybaris was razed to the ground and T. was killed by his followers (Heraclid. Pont. fr. 49 Wehrli). The morally coloured tradition derives from the Crotonians. Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) Bibliography H. B…


(120 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[German version] (Τιμοφάνης/ Timophánēs). Son of Timodemus and Demarete or Demariste, elder brother of Timoleon. In 366 BC, supported by his command of 400 mercenaries and the urban population, he elevated himself to tyrant of Corinth. When his rule degenerated into arbitrariness, Timoleon and others from the circle of his hetairía [2] tried, unsuccessfully, to convince him to give up his position of power. With the assent of Timoleon and the oligarchs of Corinth, T. was assassinated by his companions (Plut. Timoleon 4,5-8; Plut. Mor. 808a; Tim…


(313 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[German version] (τυραννοκτονία/ tyrannoktonía; Latin tyrannicidium). Term coined in Hellenistic and Roman rhetoric, historiography and law (initially Greek, Diod. Sic. 16,14,1, Latin Sen. Controv. 4,7). The term goes back to the public veneration of the tyrannicides in Athens (Harmodius [1], Aristogiton [1]). Their deed quickly became a democratic topos (Thuc. 1,20; 6,53,3-6,54,1). Injustice, lawlessness and despotism (Pl. Plt. 291e; Pl. Resp. 9,571-586) justified tyrannicide (Pl. Prt. 322d) and the…


(161 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[German version] (Βαττιάδαι; Battiádai). Designation for the dynasty of Cyrene that lasted for eight generations; four kings by the name of  Battus alternated with four others by the name of  Arcesilaus (Hdt. 4,159). The eponym is Battus I (since c. 630 in Cyrene). The king's privileges mentioned by Herodotus (4,161) are unusual. Since  Arcesilaus II ( c. 560), we find the typical aristocratic divisions in Cyrene which led to tyrannis in Greek cities of that time. The successors either tried to dominate or pushed for agreement. In order to stay in power, the king…


(160 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Robbins, Emmet (Toronto)
(Τελέστης; Teléstēs). [German version] [1] Last king of Corinth According to a list of kings in Diod. 7,9,2-5, T. was the last king of Corinth. The name's apt meaning ( télos = 'end') casts doubt on his historicity. His murder was, according to tradition, closely followed by the Bacchiadae (Paus. 2,4,4). Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) Bibliography J. B. Salmon, Wealthy Corinth, 1984, 47; 55. [German version] [2] From Selinus, dithyramb poet, c. 400 BC Dithyrambic poet from Selinus [4]. The Marmor Parium (65) mentions a victory in Athens in 402/401 BC. Titles of his works are Argo (with cri…


(448 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Beck, Hans (Cologne)
(Προκλῆς/ Proklês). [German version] [1] Legendary Spartan king The legendary Spartan king. P. was considered to be a son of Aristodemus [1] - and hence a direct descendant of Heracles [1] - and the ancestor of the Eurypontids, named after Eurypon, his son (Hdt. 8,131) or grandson (Plut. Lycurgus 1). As late as the 5th cent. BC, P. and his twin brother Eurysthenes [1] and not, e.g., Lycurgus [4], appear in Hellanicus (FGrH 4 F 116) as the framers of the Spartan constitution. Ephorus (FGrH 70 F 117) also…


(1,790 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Et al.
(Ἵππαρχος; Hípparchos). [German version] [1] Second son of Peisistratus, around 530 BC Second son of  Peisistratus and an Athenian woman. Together with his older brother  Hippias [1] and the younger Thessalus, H. assumed his inheritance (528/527 BC) after his father's death (Thuc. 6,55; [Aristot.] Ath. Pol. 18,1). In contrast to Hippias, H. exhibited no political profile. He dedicated himself to aristocratic social life and culture and invited, among others,  Anacreon [1] of Teos and  Simonides of Ceos to A…


(299 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[German version] (Φάλαρις; Phálaris). Tyrant of Acragas, son of Leodamas of Rhodes; ruled the city, which was founded c. 580 BC, from c. 570-555 BC. Aristotle (Pol. 5,10, 1310b 28) counts him among those tyrants who achieved power by virtue of their high official status ( ek tōn timôn). Elsewhere (Aristot. Rh. 2,20,1393b 5-8), Aristotle cites a fable of Stesichorus, according to which P. first held the office of a strategos with dictatorial powers ( stratēgós autokrátōr). According to Polyaenus, Strat. 5,1,1, on the other hand, P. seized power while treasurer during the…


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Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[German version] (Τυνδάριον; Tyndárion). Tyrant of Tauromenium, who together with other Sicilian Greeks asked Pyrrhus [3] to intervene against the power ambitions of the Carthaginians on the island in 279 BC. In 278 he readily received Pyrrhus when he landed at Tauromenium and was, as the latter's ally, confirmed in his power (Diod. 22,2,1; Plut. Pyrrhus 22; Paus. 1,12,5;  Just. Epit. 18,2,11). Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) Bibliography H. Berve, Die Tyrannis bei den Griechen, vol. 1, 1967, 459; 461; 732.


(130 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[German version] (Μίκυθος; Míkythos). Son of Chirus, from the house of the tyrant Anaxilaus [1] of Rhegium. For nine years after Anaxilaus' death around 476 BC he was governor (ἐπίτροπος; epítropos) of Rhegium for his sons who were not legally of age (Hdt. 7, 170; Iust. 4,2,5; Diod. 11,48ff.). M. helped the people of Tarentum against the tribes of the Iapyges but suffered huge losses to his army. Probably after an intervention of Hieron [1] of Syracuse he handed over control to Anaxilaus' sons and went to Tegea in Arcadia. F…


(5,685 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) | Folkerts, Menso (Munich) | Potter, Paul (London, Ontario) | Gundert, Beate (London, Ontario) | Et al.
(Ἱπποκράτης; Hippokrátēs). [German version] [1] Father of Peisistratus, from Brauron Father of  Peisistratus. H. is presumed to have come from Brauron, the later deme of Philaidai, and traced his ancestry back to Neleus (Hdt. 1,59; 5,65; Plut. Solon 10; 30). Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) Bibliography Traill, PAA 538385. [German version] [2] Son of Megacles from Athens, approx. 6th cent. BC Son of the Alcmaeonid ( Alcmaeonids)  Megacles from Athens, born around 560 BC, H. was the brother of Cleisthenes, the father of  Megacles and Agariste [2] and thus th…


(574 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[German version] (Περίανδρος/ Períandros, Lat. Periander). Around 655/627 BC, P. succeeded his father  Cypselus [2] as tyrant of Corinth. According to the summary records from antiquity, he ruled for about 40 years (Aristot. Pol. 5,12,1315b 25).  His wife was Melissa, the daughter of Procles, the tyrant of Epidauros; apart from a daughter, he had with her the sons Cypselus, who was mentally retarded, and Lycophron [1]. The other sons, Evagoras, Gorgus, and Nicolaus, he had with concubines (Hdt. 3,5…


(333 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Κινέας). [English version] [1] aus Konde, König der Thessaler, unterstützte 511 v. Chr. Hippias gegen die Spartaner militärisch K. aus Konde, König ( basileús) der Thessaler, bot 511 v.Chr. dem von den Spartanern bedrohten athen. Tyrannen Hippias [1] mil. Unterstützung in Form von 1000 thessal. Reitern und schlug die Spartaner bei Phaleron (Hdt. 5,63f.; [Aristot.] Ath. pol. 19,5). Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) [English version] [2] Thessaler (ca. 350-277 v. Chr.), Diplomat des Königs Pyrrhos, Kenner der röm. Aristokratie Der Thessaler K. (ca. 350-277 v.Chr.), Diplomat des…


(108 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[English version] (Μίκυθος). Sohn des Choiros, aus dem Hause des Tyrannen Anaxilaos [1] von Rhegion, war nach dessen Tod um 476 v.Chr. für dessen minderjährige Söhne neun Jahre Statthalter (ἐπίτροπος) von Rhegion (Hdt. 7, 170; Iust. 4,2,5; Diod. 11,48ff.). M. leistete den Tarentinern unter großen Verlusten Waffenhilfe gegen die iapygischen Stämme. Wahrscheinlich auf Intervention des Hieron [1] von Syrakus übergab er die Herrschaft den Söhnen des Anaxilaos und ging nach Tegea in Arkadien. Von dort …


(101 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
[English version] (Φύη). Tochter des Sokrates aus dem Demos Paiania. Sie wurde wegen ihrer großen Gestalt (ca. 1,80 m) bei der zweiten Machtergreifung des Peisistratos [4] 546/5 v.Chr. als Göttin Athene in Waffen gekleidet auf einem Wagen mitgeführt, zum Zeichen, daß die Göttin ihm den Weg weise (Hdt. 1,60; Aristot. Ath. pol. 14). Schon Herodot erzählt dies in Form einer Legende. In späteren Versionen wird Ph. zu einer thrakischen Kranzverkäuferin. Der Name Ph. ist auch für die Ehefrau des Hipparchos [1] überl. (Kleidemos FGrH 323 F 15). Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) Bibliography H. Be…


(248 words)

Author(s): Frey, Alexandra (Basel) | Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
(Κύψελος). [English version] [1] Sohn des Aipytos Sohn des Aipytos [2], der über Arkadien herrscht, als die Herakleiden wieder versuchen, in die Peloponnes einzudringen. Er gibt dem Herakleiden und Messenerkönig Kresphontes seine Tochter Merope zur Frau und wird so vom Einfall verschont (Paus. 4,3,6; 8,5,6). Frey, Alexandra (Basel) [English version] [2] Tyrann von Korinth, wohl 657-627 v. Chr. Tyrann von Korinth (wohl 657-627 v.Chr.), Sohn des Eëtion. Er löste die Herrschaft der Bakchiadai, einer Gruppe herrschender Aristokraten, ab und etablierte die …


(124 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden)
(Αἰάκης). [English version] [1] Vater des Tyrannen Polykrates von Samos (6. Jh. v. Chr.) Vater der Tyrannen Polykrates und Syloson von Samos (Hdt. 3,39). Seine Identität mit A., Sohn des Brychon, Stifter einer Statue im Heraion, ist zweifelhaft. Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) [English version] [2] Tyrann von Samos (Anf. 5. Jh. v. Chr.) Enkel des vorigen, Sohn des Syloson. Tyrann von Samos und Vasall des Dareios (Hdt. 4,138). Im ion. Aufstand entmachtet, überredete er im Auftrag der Perser mehrere samische Feldherrn, vor der Seeschlacht bei Lade (494…


(417 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Beck, Hans (Köln)
(Προκλῆς). [English version] [1] Legendärer spartanischer König Legendärer spartanischer König. P. galt als Sohn des Aristodemos [1] - und somit als direkter Nachfahre des Herakles [1] - sowie als Stammvater der Eurypontidai - benannt nach seinem Sohn (Hdt. 8,131) oder Enkel (Plut. Lykurgos 1) Eurypon. Noch im 5. Jh. v. Chr. erscheinen bei Hellanikos (FGrH 4 F 116) P. und sein Zwillingsbruder Eurysthenes [1], nicht etwa Lykurgos [4], als Stifter der spartan. Verfassung. Ephoros (FGrH 70 F 117) schreibt…


(588 words)

Author(s): Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Bloch, René (Princeton)
(Βάττος). [English version] [1] B.I. König von Kyrene um 630 v. Chr. Sohn des Polymnestos aus dem Geschlecht des Minyers Euphemos aus Thera (Hdt. 4,150). Anführer der Kolonisten und König von Kyrene (Hdt. 4,153,3; SEG 9,3: ἡγεμόνα ἀρχαγέταν καὶ βασιλέα). Siedelte um 630 v.Chr. zuerst auf der Insel Platea, dann an der libyschen Küste und schließlich in Übereinkunft mit den Einheimischen am Ort Kyrene (Hdt. 4,153; 156; 158). Dort regierte er nach Herodot (4,159) 40 Jahre. Um die Gründergestalt ranken sich Le…
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