Final use of the ostracism law in Athens

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Historical Context Note

The demagogue Hyperbolus was the last victim of this institution (probably attributable to Cleisthenes) which allowed the Athenian assembly to send some of their citizens into a forced exile.

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Final use of the ostracism law in Athens". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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