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ἀκριβέστερον—that this alludes to some tradition in the family of Thuc. is clear, but it is not certain that he was related to the Pisistratids, as stated by Hermippus (3rd cent. B.C.) ap. Marcellin. 3 αὐτῷ τούτῳ—the arguments are: (1) on a certain monument only Hippias's children are mentioned; (2) on the same the name of H. immediately follows that of the father; (3) it is unlikely that if Hipparchus had been tyrant Hippias could have secured the power on the day of the murder. The tyranny would have come to an end. (This evidence does not amount to much, but it scarcely deserves the contempt Junghahn pours on it) τῶν γνησίων ἀδελφῶν—apparently Hippias, Hipparchus, and Thessalus, also named Hegesistratus (Ath. Pol. c. 17; cf. Herod. v. 94). Thessalus is called νόθος by Herod., because he was son of a ξένη. The Ath. Pol. mentions a fourth son, Iophon (Plut. Cat. m. c. 24, and so the Schol. on Wasps l. 502), but nothing is known of him. ἡ στήλη—one of the pillars on which were inscribed the names of criminals condemned to death or banishment.
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