lead of the people by looking
after their interests. At all events it is said that Cleisthenes placed a wreath
on the judge who awarded the victory away from him, and some say that the
statueof a seated figure in the
market-place is a statue of the man who gave this judgement. And they say that
PisistratusSee 1305a 23 n. also
once submitted to a summons for trial before the Areopagus. And the second longest is the tyranny at Corinth, that of the Cypselids,From 655 B.C.
for even this lasted seventy-three and a half years, as Cypselus was tyrant for
thirty years, Periander for forty-four,The
Greek may be corrected to ‘forty and a half’ to give the
stated total. and Psammetichus son of Gordias for three years. And
the reasons for the permanence of this tyranny also are the same: Cypselus was a
leader of the people and continuously throughout his period of office dispensed
with a bodyguard; and although Periander became
ople were conquered in battle and expelled by the Dorians.
Aletes himself and his descendants reigned for five generations to Bacchis, the son of Prumnis, and, named after him, the Bacchidae reigned for five more generations to Telestes, the son of Aristodemus. Telestes was killed in hate by Arieus and Perantas, and there were no more kings, but Prytanes （Presidents） taken from the Bacchidae and ruling for one year, until Cypselus, the son of Eetion, became tyrant and expelled the Bacchidae.655 B.C. Cypselus was a descendant of Melas, the son of Antasus. Melas from Gonussa above Sicyon joined the Dorians in the expedition against Corinth. When the god expressed disapproval Aletes at first ordered Melas to withdraw to other Greeks, but afterwards, mistaking the oracle, he received him as a settler.Such I found to be the history of the Corinthian kings.
Now the sanctuary of Athena Chalinitis is by their theater, and near is a naked wooden image of Heracles, said to be a work of Daedalus.