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  • For example, he calls the Megacles ruse “extremely silly” and seems to marvel at the fact that it worked at all, but his passage provides fertile ground for comparative studies suggesting a play off far deeper religious themes.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Be Careful Relying on Ancient Sources:

  • The Battle of Salamis in his account is very good, as is his coverage of the whole Megacles ruse involving dressing up the Thracian girl as Athena.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Be Careful Relying on Ancient Sources:

  • Onasimus the son of Megacles; of Megara, Nicasus the son of

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • He says, that they received Pisistratus after his banishment and got him called home, on condition he should marry the daughter of Megacles; but the damsel saying to her mother, Do you see, mother, how I am known by Pisistratus contrary to nature?

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Laphanes an Azanian from the city of Paios, son of that Euphorion who (according to the story told in Arcadia) received the Dioscuroi as guests in his house and from thenceforth was wont to entertain all men who came, and Onomastos the son of Agaios of Elis; these, I say, came from Peloponnesus itself: from Athens came Megacles the son of that Alcmaion who went to Crœsus, and besides him

    The History of Herodotus

  • Thereupon Megacles said that he accepted the betrothal, and so the marriage was determined by Cleisthenes.

    The History of Herodotus

  • And Megacles, harassed by the party strife,75 sent a message to

    The History of Herodotus

  • However, no long time after this the followers of Megacles and those of Lycurgos joined together and drove him forth.

    The History of Herodotus

  • When Chilon had thus recommended, Hippocrates, they say, was not willing to be persuaded, and so there was born to him afterwards this Peisistratos; who, when the Athenians of the shore71 were at feud with those of the plain, Megacles the son of Alcmaion being leader of the first faction, and Lycurgos the son of Aristolaïdes of that of the plain, aimed at the despotism for himself and gathered a third party.

    The History of Herodotus

  • For first Alcmaion the son of Megacles showed himself a helper of the

    The History of Herodotus


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