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 (pī-sĭs′trə-təs, pĭ-)
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or Pei•sis•tra•tus

(paɪˈsɪs trə təs, pɪ-)

c605-527 b.c., tyrant of Athens c560-527.
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and beyond, For Anne Carson and Don Schofield, their point of referente is ancient Greece; in Schofield's poem, "In Lands Imagination Favors," he reminds us that the benevolent tyrant Pesistratus "invented tragedy by pitting / the chorus against itself." And thanks to Pesistratus, who commissioned the copying and permanent archiving of Homer's epic poetry, The Iliad and The Odyssey are known to us today, ensconced as the West's foundational epics.
[Athenians] offered her their prayers and received Pesistratus with open arms.