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, 605?–527 B.C., Greek statesman, tyrant of Athens. His power was founded on the cohesion of the rural citizens, whom he consolidated with farseeing land laws. His coup (c.560 B.C.) was probably not unpopular.
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Hipparchos, the son of Peisistratos, had been killed by Harmodios and Aristogeiton, who were distantly of the race of the Gephyraioi.
1) that Hippias as the eldest son of Peisistratos was the ruler, Hipparchos and Thessalos being his brothers, but Harmodios and Aristogeiton, suspecting at the last minute on that day that Hippias had received some information from their fellow conspirators, kept away from him as forewarned, but since they could accept their danger only if they accomplished something before being arrested, when they found Hipparchos by the sanctuary called Leokoreion organizing the Panathenaic procession, they killed him.
47) In the scholarship on Archaic Greek sculpture, the tyranny of Peisistratos and his sons, during which the family's personal relationship with other tyrants such as Polykrates of Samos led to the emigration to Athens of East Greek poets, has been suggested as the historical occasion for the migration of East Greek sculptors to Athens.
37-39, where it is also suggested that Peisistratos might have been responsible for the post aliquanto sumptuary law.
In this passage we are told that Hipparkhos, a son of Peisistratos, first brought the Homeric poems (epe, which most likely means in written form (49)) to Athens, and then required that rhapsodes at the Panathenaia go through them in sequence (ephexes (50)) and by relay (ex hypolepseos, from the verb hypolambano ["to take up," "reply"]).
Would the reader remember that eudokim-- had been used of Peisistratos and in a military context, on arriving at 27.
Admittedly, in Engel's account of the origin of the family, private property and the state we find yet another version of the view that Athenian democracy was introduced by Solon and re-established by Kleisthenes, after a short intermission under Peisistratos.
The historical picture for this period in Athens is one of political excitement and dramatic change; the sons of the tyrant Peisistratos are powerful, influencing the arts and constructing new buildings.
27)Reckford, Aristophanes' Old-and-New Comedy 333, also suggests that Peisetairos' name deliberately echoes that of the tyrant Peisistratos.
321-322) or when Menelaos sets before Telemachos and Peisistratos the same cuts that have been set aside as his own prerogative (Od.
The theory that the `Rampin Rider' may have belonged to a group showing the sons of Peisistratos is given no support (though with names like Hippias and Hipparchus, surely it must remain attractive, no need, either, to insist on their guise as the Dioskouroi).