Visual Timeline: Tyrant

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660 BCE: Pheidon is tyrant in Argos.
 
 
657 BCE - 585 BCE: The Kypselidai are tyrants of Corinth.
 
 
627 BCE - 587 BCE: Periander is tyrant at Corinth.
 
570 BCE - 549 BCE: The tyrant Phalaris rules Agrigento, expanding its territory.
 
 
560 BCE: Pisistratos becomes tyrant in Athens for the first time.
 
 
546 BCE: Pisistratus lands his Argive mercenary force at Marathon and with victory at Pallene establishes himself once again as tyrant of Athens.
 
 
530 BCE - 522 BCE: Polykrates is tyrant at Samos.
 
 
514 BCE: The tyrant of Athens Hipparchos is killed by Harmodios and Aristogeiton - the 'tyrannicides'.
 
 
491 BCE - 478 BCE: Gelon is tyrant of Syracuse.
 
489 BCE - 473 BCE: The tyrant Theron rules Agrigento.
 
 
480 BCE: Tyrant of Syracuse Gelon defeats the Carthaginians at the battle of Himera.
 
 
478 BCE - 467 BCE: Hiero I is tyrant of Syracuse.
 
460 BCE - 403 BCE: Life of Critias, one of the Thirty Tyrants of Athens.
 
 
405 BCE: Dionysius becomes tyrant in Syracuse, Sicily.
 
 
397 BCE: Dionysius I of Syracuse employs wheeled seige towers and bolt throwers for the first time in Greek warfare at the seige of Motya.
 
 
367 BCE: Dionysius II becomes tyrant of Syracuse, Sicily.
 
 
356 BCE: Dion becomes tyrant of Syracuse.
 
 
288 BCE: Hicetus becomes tyrant of Syracuse.
 
270 BCE - 215 BCE: Hiero II is tyrant of Syracuse.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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