Hiero I

Hiero I

(hī`ərō), 5th cent. B.C., Greek Sicilian ruler, tyrant of Syracuse (478–467 B.C.). He succeeded his brother Gelon. A noted patron of literature, Hiero had Simonides, Pindar, and Aeschylus at his court. Some of them honored him in verse for his victorious contests in the Greek games. The greatest glory of his career was his part in the defeat of the Etruscans at sea at Cumae in 474 B.C. As a ruler Hiero was a despot. The name also appears as Hieron I.
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In Half Blood Blues, Hiero's is "a typical war story, but with a kink," that is, Hiero is one of the denigrated "Rhineland Bastards," and he grows up in Cologne bullied by his classmates, enduring their taunts and name-calling by going "to some cold place inside himself to wait out the teasing" (Edugyan 2011a, 210 and 209, respectively).
Ben Ashton, 32, whose son Hiero is taking part because his brother has Asperger's syndrome, was nervous before Hiero was born to know if he would be on the autistic spectrum.