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?
De haberle sido posible en el espacio y el tiempo, Dante no solo lo habria condenado, lo mismo que a Harmodio y Aristogiton, aunque estos se le pasaron por alto al cristianisimo poeta, por haber sido un tiranicida en potencia o frustrado, sino porque tambien como escribio el autor objeto de estas reflexiones, por distinguirse como "el mas ateo de los septembrinos".
Harmodius and Aristogiton, Achilles and Patroclus, were not only heroic historical ancestors but heroic couples in the ancient imagination.
A few years after the death of the tyrant Peisistratus in the late sixth century BC, one of his sons was slain by two aristocrats called Harmodius and Aristogiton. The pair were later commemorated as 'tyrannicides' and appointed heroes of the Athenian state.