previous next


3. Father of Peisistratus, the tyrant of Athens. The future elevation of his son, but at the same time the evils which he was destined to bring upon his country, were foretold to him by a prodigy which occurred to him when sacrificing at the Olympic games. Chilon, the Lacedaemonian, who was present, advised him in consequence not to marry, but he did not think fit to follow this counsel. He claimed to be descended from the Homeric chief, Nestor. (Hdt. 1.59, 5.65.)

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: