Dionysius I of Syracuse and Greek Tyranny...

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Author  L. J. Sanders
Publisher  Routledge Kegan & Paul
Publication Date   December 1, 1987
ISBN  0709954034
Pages  208

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Dionysius I regularly appears in the surviving historical accounts as a tyrant in the worst, modern, sense of the word. Cruelty, intransigence and arrogance are all a part of this stereotype; yet here is a ruler whom Plato genuinely believed he could use in founding a Republic on earth. This book marks an reassessment of one of the most powerful figures of 4th century BC Greece.

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