First tyranny of Pisistratus in Athens

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  • Elsa Bouchard (University of Montreal)

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Pisistratus seized power with the help of the bodyguards granted to him by the Athenians. He was to be twice expelled from the city before he could establish a permanent tyranny c. 546 BC.

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Bouchard, Elsa. "First tyranny of Pisistratus in Athens". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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