d in what follows, and the context deals with the forms of monarchy.
Tyranny is included among the constitutions at 1312a 40, but not elsewhere
in this Book. Some editors bracket ll. 19-29 as spurious or out of
place. are less lasting than any of the constitutional governments.
For the longest-lived was the tyranny at Sicyon, that of the sonsi.e. descendants; Cleisthenes was his grandson. of Orthagoras and of
Orthagoras himself, and this lasted a hundred years.From 670 B.C. The cause of
this was that they treated their subjects moderately and in many matters were
subservient to the laws, and Cleisthenes because he was a warlike man was not
easily despised, and in most things they kept the 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 st