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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.
In 514 BC Harmodius and Aristogeiton tried to kill the Athenian tyrant Hippias.