Cypselus

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Cypselus

 

Year of birth unknown; died c. 627 B.C. Tyrant of Corinth (c. 657-c. 627 B.C.).

Cypselus came to power by overthrowing the oligarchy of the Dorian aristocratic family of the Bacchiadae. His tyranny was directed against the hereditary landowning nobility, whose members he executed, drove out, or deprived of their property. At the same time, he defended the interests of the commercial and artisan classes and the peasantry, on whose support his power was based. Under his rule, Corinth flourished economically, politically, and culturally.

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If we study drama as a complex literary and pedagogical product, the choruses, tableaus, and dance movements gain a new value: as pictures do not say anything without texts, for example, the box of Kypselos (3), the chorus, tableau, and interludes help to understand the dramatic situation on the Jesuit stage.