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Such is the situation, for instance, of Helen when Menelaus hosts Telemachus and Peisistratos as guests.
For the people, knowing through hearsay ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) that the tyranny of Peisistratos and his sons had become harsh in its last stage, and furthermore that it had been overthrown not by themselves and Harmodios, but by the Lakedaimonians, were in constant fear and saw everything as suspicious ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (Thuc.
Still, life is a story larger than any mortal can be hero of," Prince Peisistratos states with some resentment, or out of a need to bolster his ego after spending several days with Odysseus's son, Telemakhos.
Convention holds that the inauguration of the City Dionysia or elaboration of it to include competitive performances of tragoidia occurred around 534 at the instigation of the tyrant Peisistratos.
Einzelpersonlichkeit und athenischer Staat zur Zeit des Peisistratos und des Miltiades.
26, 29, 72), his Athenian genealogy is implicitly highlighted: he is a descendant of the fifth-century 'tyrant' Peisistratos.
In Archaic Athens, by contrast, the tyrant Peisistratos and his sons and the post-Kleisthenic democracy have been identified by modern scholars as patrons or sponsors of public art.
Hipparkhos, who was the eldest and wisest of the sons of Peisistratos, and who, among the other many and beautiful deeds that he displayed as proof of his wisdom, first brought the utterances [epe] of Homer to this land [= Athens], and required [anankazo] the rhapsodes at the Panathenaia to go through [dia-ienai] these things [auta = utterances] in sequence [ephexes], by relay [ex hypolepseos], as they [= rhapsodes] still do even now.
The classicists' papers are not only more easily intelligible, but offer a better class of metaphor altogether: who could forget the image of a wet-suited Peisistratos conjured up by a description of him as `a skilled surfer who knows how to ride the waves of popular feeling' (as opposed to `a bold sherpa leading his people into lofty mists', 222)?
Calling on foreign friends for help had been employed in the sixth century by Peisistratos to establish himself as tyrant at Athens, by the Alkmaionidai in their attempts to dislodge the Peisistratid tyranny, and by the political opponent of the democratic reformer Kleisthenes in his attempts to block those reforms.
A survey of the fragments of Books 21 to 24 reveals that Theopompos discusses places in the Adriatic (FF 128-32), the Athens of Peisistratos (FF 137-8), various cities in Thessaly, Thrace, Macedonia, Euboia (FF 139-42), and Olynthos in connection with a war with Derdas the Macedonian (F 143).
Thus Peisistratos was a tyrant but Solon refused to be; Peisistratos grants a tax exemption in "implicit contrast" with the ekklesia's later use of decrees for this purpose; Kimon's liturgies and personal generosity reflect both types of politics, but Perikles practiced only institutional politics.