First tyranny of Pisistratus in Athens

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Historical Context Note

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