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The Tyrant-Slayers of Ancient Athens

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The subject of this book is the remarkable story of this group statue and the ever-changing significance of its tyrant-slaying subjects.They have known hours of glory and moments of hardships, which have transforme This investigation relies on a rash bet: to write the biography of two of the most famous statues in Antiquity, the Tyrannicides.
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The Tyrant-Slayers of Ancient Athens: A Tale of Two

Harmodius and Aristogeiton (sculpture) - Wikipedia

However, a far more probable location is in the Agora at Athens, and many later authors such as Pausanius and Timaeus attest to this.By focusing on a single object originally found at the center of Athens, he conveys us meaningfully through seven centuries of political evolution: Harmodius and Aristogiton become the fixed points around which all of Greek history revolves. At least thirteen other royal neighbors soon gathered in proximity to Harmodius and Aristogiton (128-30, map).They have known hours of glory and moments of hardships, which have transformed them into true icons of Athenian democracy. Vergessen / Verena Irlenbusch Bd.1 The subject of this book is the remarkable story of this group statue and the ever-changing significance of its tyrant-slaying subjects.

The Best of the Achaeans Concepts of the Hero in Archaic Greek Poetry (Revised ed.The Constitution of the Athenians. History of the Peloponnesian War.Vincent Azoulay is a sure guide, untangling the histories of this powerful myth and powerful icon both in antiquity and through to the twentieth century. Unschuld Paul Cartledge offers a stimulating and sympathetic foreword, and the concluding notes and bibliography are exceptionally full and detailed.