Tyrannis in the Archaic and Classical Periods
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The maps show the (geographical) spread of the Greek tyrannis in the Archaic (map A) and Late Classical (map B) periods. This division (first made by Plass) is justified both because of the proven absence of tyrannies in the phase between the end of the earlier tyrannis (461 BC, end of Sicilian tyrannis) and the later ones (405 BC, Dionysius I of Syracuse) and because of the different political circumstances leading to their emergence.

I. The Archaic tyran…

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Wittke, A.-M. and Eder, W., “Tyrannis in the Archaic and Classical Periods”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA092>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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