—in this the customary mildness of the people was displayed; and Hipparchus was the leader and chief of these persons.
But directly afterwards, in the next year, in the archonship of Telesinus, they elected the Nine Archons by lot, tribe by tribe, from a preliminary list of five hundred chosen by the demesmen: this was the date of the first election on these lines, after the tyranny, the previous Archons having all been elected by vote. And Megacles son of Hippocrates of the deme Alopeke was ostracized.
For three years they went on ostracizing the friends of the tyrants, at whom the legislation had been aimed, but afterwards in the fourth year it was also used to remove any other person who seemed to be too great; the first person unconnected with the tyranny to be ostracized was Xanthippus son of Ariphron.
Two years later, in the archonship of Nicomedes, in consequence of the discovery of the mines at Maronea,Possibly five miles north of Cape Sunium. the wor