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  • Pisistratus Died 527 B.C. Athenian tyrant (560-527) remembered for encouraging athletic contests and literary efforts.

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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Peisistratus.


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  • Mr. Leaf fills up the gap in the sense, after "Pisistratus" thus, "for it was he"

    Homer and His Age

  • "Pisistratus," said my father, "you reason by synecdoche, -- ornamental, but illogical;" and therewith, resolved to hear no more, my father rose and retreated into his study.

    The Caxtons — Complete

  • "Pisistratus," whispered my father at last, and I stole near, hushing my breath, -- "Pisistratus, if your mother were here!"

    The Caxtons — Volume 08

  • "Pisistratus," said my father, softly, "I fear you have forgotten the saffron bag."

    The Caxtons — Volume 07

  • Last, there is the old hypothesis of Wolf: "Pisistratus" (about

    Homer and His Age

  • "Pisistratus," said my father one evening, as he arranged his notes before him and rubbed his spectacles, "Pisistratus, a great library is an awful place!

    The Caxtons — Complete

  • "Pisistratus," said he gravely, and looking round him, "your mother!

    The Caxtons — Volume 11

  • In addition to this, it will be seen that the Cities where the People are Princes, make the greatest progress in the shortest time and much greater than those who have always been under a Prince, as Rome did after the driving out of the Kings, and Athens did after they were free of Pisistratus.

    Matthew Yglesias » Luce & Machiavelli on Leadership

  • The tyrant Pisistratus typically found a gorgeous woman, put her in a chariot, and announced she was the goddess Athene.

    Johann Hari: Fame Is Like Sugar -- A Little Is Great, Too Much Is Deadly

  • Hipparchus was one of the sons of Pisistratus, tyrant of Athens.



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