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Harmo'dius and ARISTOGEI'TON (*(Armo/dios, *)Aristogei/twn), Athenians, of the blood of the GEPHYRAEI, were the murderers of Hipparchus, brother of the tyrant Hippias, in B. C. 514. The following is the account we have received from the best authorities of the circumstances which induced the crime. Aristogeiton, a citizen of the middle class, was strongly attached to the young and beautiful Harnmodius, who returned his affection with equal warmth. Hipparchus endeavored to withdraw the youth's love to himself, and, failing in this, resolved to avenge the slight by putting upon him a public insult. Accordingly, he took care that the sister of Harmodius should be summoned to bear one of the sacred baskets in some religious procession, and when she presented herself for the purpose, he caused her to be dismissed and declared unworthy of the honour. Aristogeiton had been before exasperated by the advances which Hipparchus had made to Harmodius, and this fresh insult determined the two fri