c. 508 BCE
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508 BCE: Aristotle claims that the institution of ostracism is introduced in Athens under Cleisthenes.
487 BCE: The first ostracism vote takes place in Athens and Hipparchus is exiled.
482 BCE: Aristides is voted in an ostracism in Athens and exiled from the city.
471 BCE: The general and statesman Themistocles is voted in an ostracism and exiled from Athens.
461 BCE: Cimon is voted in an ostracism in Athens and exiled from the city.
417 BCE: In the last recorded ostracism the demagogue Hyperbolos is exiled from Athens.