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Aristo'nous (*)Aristo/noos). 1. Of Gela in Syracuse, one of the founders of the colony of Agrigentum, B. C. 582. (Thuc. 6.4
stify the inference, that the measures adopted at Sicyon with respect to the tribes extended to more than a mere alteration of their names. (Hdt. 5.67, 68.) From Aristotle (Aristot. Pol. 5.12) we learn, that Cleisthenes maintained his power partly through the respect inspired by his military exploits, and partly by the popular and moderate course which he adopted in his general government. His administration also appears to have been characterized by much magnificence, and Pausanias mentions a colonnade (stoa\ *Kleisqe/neios) which he built with the spoils taken in the sacred war. (Paus. 2.9.) We have no means of ascertaining the exact date of the death of Cleisthenes, or the conclusion of his tyranny, but we know that it cannot be placed earlier than B. C. 582, in which year he won the victory in the chariot-race at the Pythian games. (See Clinton and Müller on the year.) His daughter Agarista, whom so many suitors sought, was given in marriage to Megacles the Alcmaeonid. [AGARISTA.