Chapter 3 Tyranny Remade?
- Greek Tyranny
- Liverpool University Press
This chapter examines some of the most famous tyrannies in the years between 410 and 320 bc. It describes three rulers representing different facets of autocratic power: the usurper (Dionysius of Syracuse), the mercenary leader (Jason of Pherae), and the satrap (Mausolus of Halicarnassus). The chapter then considers the debate between contemporary historians over whether the term ‘tyrants’ applies to certain leaders, using the case of Euphron, a tyrant in Sicyon between 368 and 366 bc.
Greek tyrants, Greek history, tyrannies, Dionysius, Jason of Pherae, Mausolus of Halicarnassus, Europhron
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