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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 2 2 Browse Search
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*)ek tw=n *(hraklei/dou peri\ *politeiw=n. Kings were no longer chosen from the house of Codrus,King of Athens, died 1068 B.C. (by the mythical chronology). because they were thought to be luxurious and to have become soft. But one of the house of Codrus, Hippomenes, who wished to repel the slander, taking a man in adultery with his daughter Leimone, killed him by yoking him to his chariot with his daughter [? emend 'with his team'], and locked her up with a horse till she died.722 B.C.; the Attic nobles deposed him in punishment. *)ek tw=n *(hraklei/dou peri\ *politeiw=n. The associates of CylonThis nobleman seized the Acropolis to make himself tyrant. When blockaded he escaped. His comrades were induced to surrender by the archon, Megacles of the Alcmaeonid family, who promised to spare their lives, but then put them to death. From what follows in the text it appears that the movement to punish this sacrilege only came to a head after