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Sicyon

(sĭsh`ēŏn, sĭs`–), ancient city of Greece, in the Peloponnesus, NW of Corinth and 2 mi (3.2 km) S of the Gulf of Corinth. Sicyon was founded by Argos and attained its greatest power under the tyrant CleisthenesCleisthenes,
fl. 510 B.C., Athenian statesman. He was the head of his family, the Alcmaeonidae, after the exile of Hippias, and with Spartan help had made himself undisputed ruler of Athens by 506 B.C.
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 in the 6th cent. B.C. Under the leadership of the general AratusAratus,
d. 213 B.C., Greek statesman and general of Sicyon, prime mover and principal leader of the Second Achaean League. His objective at first was to free the Peloponnesus from Macedonian domination, and he is credited with bringing into the confederation many of the
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, Sicyon joined (3d cent. B.C.) the Achaean League. With the destruction (146 B.C.) of Corinth by the Romans, Sicyon briefly regained power but subsequently declined. Sicyon was an important center of art. In the archaic period of Greek art (625–480 B.C.) it was famous for painting and pottery. In the 4th cent. B.C. the Sicyonic school of painting, founded by EupompusEupompus
, fl. 4th cent. B.C., Greek painter, founder of the Sicyonic school. The only one of his works of which there is record is A Victor in the Olympic Games.
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, produced such artists as Pamphilus and ApellesApelles
, fl. 330 B.C., Greek painter, the most celebrated in antiquity but now known only through descriptions of his works. He is thought to have studied under Ephorus of Ephesus and under Pamphilus of Amphipolis at Sicyon.
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Sicyon

an ancient city in S Greece, in the NE Peloponnese near Corinth: declined after 146 bc
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1-68: digression about the reforms of Kleisthenes of Sikyon
Parenthetically, I might note that Menaikhmos may well have had the singing of verses in mind, as he was a native of Sikyon, and Sikyon had its own earlier tradition of rhapsodic contests.
Performing competitively at large festivals like the Panathenaia or at Sikyon, rhapsodes recited memorized (31) Homeric passages, as well as improvised (or previously composed, like Kynaithos?
47) The give-and-take competition also seems parallel to the mention of rhapsoidia in the Chios inscription, as well as to the more advanced and specialized rhapsodic competitions at, for example, Sikyon or the Panathenaia.
In the Hellenic parts of Nicolaus of Damascus' Histories, he was, it is generally agreed, drawing on the work of the fourth-century historian Ephorus,(52) and when one considers how unsatisfactory the fourth-century account of the tyranny of Athens is, one is little inclined to take very seriously what Nicolaus has to say about the tyrannies at Corinth and Sikyon.
Contract notice: Notice of the call for binding international investment proposals following a call for expressions of interest to lease the right to manage portions of proved low temperature geothermal field of arta sikyon, which extends to the administrative boundaries of the thesis arachthou and patent cut, municipality nicholas skoufas the prefecture of arta.
461) proposed that the Aitolians may have followed a route from Sikyon to the eastern part of the Isthmus, avoiding Acrocorinth after the Battle of Kaphyai in 220 b.
Contract notice: Notice of the call for binding international investment proposals following a call for expressions of interest to lease the right to manage portions of proved low temperature geothermal field sikyon arta, which extends to the administrative boundaries of the thesis arachthou and patent cut, municipality nicholas skoufas the prefecture of arta.
but remained encamped in front of the city of Sikyon itself for a few months without taking it.
Sikyon ProjectSH 14/02/15 Not Sched Nil 13,250 Talc Lump
6) saw on his right as he left the area of the forum, taking the road to Sikyon.
6, he returns to the west end of the forum and leaves on a road leading to Sikyon.