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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Pansetius at Leontium, Cypselus at Corinth, Pisistratus at Athens, Dionysius at Syracuse, and others, acquired theirs by having been demagogues.
According to Robert Muller, Les Megariques, Fragments et Temoignages (Paris: Vrin, 1985), 158, and Gaskin, The Sea Battle, 222-24, the name derives from the particular example of Cypselus's rule in Corinth (mentioned by Cicero in De fato VII, 13).
cypselus, pero se diferencia por el patron de pequenas manchas submarginales difusas alrededor de la macula central del APV que son inexistentes en D.
One recalls Pindar's account of Pelops' two winged horses as one reads Pausanias' observation that in the shrine of Hera in Olympia there was a chest (larnax) dedicated by Cypselus, tyrant of Corinth, showing Pelops driving a chariot with two such winged horses (Description of Greece 5.17.5).
Just consider the kinds of stories that fill the history books, Sidney asks: Cypselus, Periander, Phalaris, and Dionysius were all real-world tyrants who enjoyed quiet ends, unpunished for their crimes.
There are hints in his text of an evolutionary account of the development of sculpture parallel to that of Pliny.(35) There are frequent lengthy descriptions of important works of art, from programmes of painting and sculpture,(36) to highly decorated objects like the chest of Cypselus at Olympia or the throne of Apollo at Amyclae,(37) to the major cult statues.(38) Some of these offer a marked aesthetic sensibility, as when he comments on Phidias' most celebrated statue (5.119):
There is, for example, a convention behind the stories of the mothering of Cypselus of Corinth and the mothering of Cyrus of Persia.(6) The mother of Cypselus, named Labda, belonged to the ruling clan of the Bacchiads at Corinth but was married to a man of an inferior clan because she was lame.
Familia Subfamilia Especie Hesperiidae Pyrrhopyginae Pyrrhopygepapius papius Hopffer, 1874 Pyrginae Urbanus procne (Plotz, 1880) Potamanaxas laoma fumida (Draudt, 1922) Sostratagrippa Evans, 1953 Heteropterinae Dalla cypselus cypselus (C.
Destacan en especial ciertas especies endemicas de Colombia como los hesperidos: Pamba boyaca Nicolay, Dalla cypselus (Felder), Potamanaxas laoma fumida (Draudt) y una comunidad bastante generosa de mariposas Pronophilinas, Ithominas, y de Pieridos del genero Catastica abundantes en dichas altitudes.
The son of Cypselus married the daughter of the tyrant of Epidaurus (Hdt.
We learn that the 'dedication of the Cypselids' was a golden colossus, dedicated not by the Cypselids, but by Cypselus himself.(17) The source of their information is Agaclytus in his work on Olympia, who states that the colossus was located in the temple of Hera, and was a result of Cypselus' vow that he would dedicate a tenth of his people's possessions if he should become tyrant.
657 and connected with Cypselus' rising against the Bacchiads.(38) The connection of Theagenes of Megara with Cylon's abortive coup at Athens in 640/636/632/628 is another pointer.(39) The possibility that a warring external enemy might take advantage of Athenian stasis is, I believe, what is being suggested by Solon when, writing before 594, he warns how |every city', when its rulers fail to respect Justice, is visited by an |inescapable wound ...