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7. τύραννοςβιάζεται. Hippias has in view the lines of Pindar quoted in Gorg. 484B νόμος πάντων βασιλεὺς θνατῶν τε καὶ ἀθανάτωνἄγε. δικαιῶν τὸ βιαιότατον ὑπερτάτᾳ χειρὶ κτλ.

11. πρυτανεῖον τῆς σοφίας. The prytaneum (like the temple of Vesta at Rome) was the religious centre of a Greek πόλις. It was sacred to Ἑστία, in whose honour fire was always kept burning, and contained what was called the ‘Common Hearth’ of the city: see Frazer in Journal of Philology, XIV, 145-72. The editors refer to Athenaeus, v. 187D τὴν Ἀθηναίων ρόλιν, τὸ τῆς Ἑλλάδος μουσεῖον, ἣν μὲν Ρίνδαπος Ἑλλάδος ἔπεισμα ἔφη, Θουκυδίδης δ᾽ ἐν τῷ εἰς Εὐπιρίδην ἐριγπάμματι Ἑλλάδος Ἑλλάδα, δὲ Πύθιος ἑστίαν καὶ πρυτανεῖον τῶν Ἑλλήνων.

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