Tyrannicides Aristogeiton and Harmodian assassins of Hipparchos of Athens
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There appears to have been a common view that Hipparchus was tyrant at the time of Aristogeiton and Harmonius' successful conspiracy to murder him at the Great Panathenaea of 514/513 B.C. Aristogeiton and Harmonius were hailed, honored, and glorified posthumously as tyrannicides. This Thucydides dismisses. If, as Thucydides argues, Hippias alone was tyrant at the time, then Aristogeiton and Harmodius were not tyrannicides, at all. Besides, the tyrannicides didn't put an end to the tyranny because Hippias continued in power for another three years.
Read what Aristotle, Thucydides, and Herodotus have to say on the subject: Ancient Sources on the Tyranny and Murder of Hipparchus.
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