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see Harmodius and AristogitonHarmodius and Aristogiton
, d. c.514 B.C., Athenian tyrannicides. Provoked by a personal quarrel, the two friends planned to assassinate Hipparchus and his brother, the tyrant Hippias. The plans miscarried; Hipparchus was killed, but Hippias was not hurt.
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Thus the plot against the children of Pisistratus arose from their injurious treatment of Harmodius's sister, and insulting him also; for Harmodius resenting the injury done to his sister, and Aristogiton the injury done to Harmodius.
Maybe Hadrian, Zeno, Themistocles, Harmodius, Aristogiton, Sophocles, and Socrates were, but what of John Milton?