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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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Harmodius and Aristogeiton were worshipped as demigods in Athens after slaying the tyrant Hipparchus in an apparent personal dispute.
(2008) "Thucydides on Harmodius and Aristogeiton, Tyranny, and History", CQ 58/1:13-34.
In 514 BC Harmodius and Aristogeiton tried to kill the Athenian tyrant Hippias.