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Theagĕnes

Θεαγένης).


1.

A tyrant of Megara, who obtained his power about B.C. 630, having espoused the part of the commonalty against the nobles. He was driven out before his death. He gave his daughter in marriage to Cylon (q.v.).


2.

A Thasian, the son of Timosthenes, renowned for his extraordinary strength and swiftness. He gained numerous victories at the Olympian, Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian Games, and is said to have won 1400 crowns. He lived about B.C. 480 (Pausan. vi. 6, 5; id. 11, 2).

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