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Cf. Ath. Pol. 22 (501 B. C.) ἔπειτα τοὺς στρατηγοὺς ᾑροῦντο κατὰ φυλάς, ἐξ ἑκάστης φυλῆς ἕνα, τῆς δὲ ἁπάσης στρατιᾶς ἡγεμὼν ἦν πολέμαρχος.

δέκατος. Stein holds that the order of the Strategi followed the annual order of the tribes (cf. 111 n.) which they commanded, and to which they belonged, and that in this year the Oeneid tribe to which Miltiades of Laciadae belonged must have been tenth and last: but the phrase suggests rather δέκατος αὐτός (Thuc. i. 116, ii. 13), which implies superiority over colleagues.

τὠυτὸ ἐξενείκασθαι, ‘to win the same honours with.’ For the fact cf. 36. 1.

As Pisistratus died in 528-527, this third victory would fall in 524 B. C. (Olymp. 64).

πρυτανήιον. The Prytaneum stood later on the north-west of the Acropolis (Paus. i. 18. 3, with Frazer), and there seems no sufficient reason for the hypothesis (Curtius and Dörpfeld) of an earlier Prytaneum south of the Acropolis (E. A. Gardner, Athens, p. 126).

ὑπείσαντες. This is the only instance recorded in which the Athenian tyrants adopted Periander's policy (cf. v. 92 η I τοὺς ὑπερόχους . . . φονεύειν).

τέθαπται: cf. Marcellinus, vit. Thuc. 17 πρὸς γὰρ ταῖς Μελιτίσι πύλαις καλουμέναις ἐστὶν ἐν Κοίλῃ τὰ καλούμενα Κιμώνια μνήματα. The gate was between the long walls (Gardner, Athens, 65-6), probably in the hollow between the hill of the Nymphs and that of the Pnyx, where the city deme Melite adjoins the surburban Koile. The tombs would be on either side the way just outside (πρό) the gate.

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    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 22
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