Posts Tagged by Hipparchus
|August 15, 2019||Filled under Featured, History||
Cleisthenes and Thrasybulus played important roles in the independence of Athens, and its existence as a democracy. Yet their roles were downplayed by succeeding generations. Athens indeed spun the murder of the tyrant Hipparchus by a pair of disgruntled lovers into a fight against tyranny, but neglected Cleisthenes’ place in the true origins of the democracy. The citizens of the polis welcomed the freedom and democracy restored by Thrasybulus, but soon forgot his leading role in that effort. Why? Read more…
Harmodio y Aristogeiton Nápoles. Museo Archeologico Nazionale.
Photo: Miguel Hermoso Cuesta, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. via Wikimedia Commons
Ruins of the Ancient Agora of Athens
Photo: George E. Koronaios Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. via Wikimedia Commons
Ian Joseph is a member of the Kosmos Society.