Atlantis Online
August 05, 2021, 02:00:16 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: ARE Search For Atlantis 2007 Results
http://mysterious-america.net/bermudatriangle0.html
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

History of the Peloponnesian War

Pages: 1 ... 42 43 44 45 46 47 [48] 49 50 51 52 53 54   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: History of the Peloponnesian War  (Read 3227 times)
the 300 Spartans
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 4308



« Reply #705 on: December 31, 2009, 04:27:33 am »

second solicitation of Harmodius, attended with no better success, unwilling to use violence, arranged to insult him in some covert way. Indeed, generally their government was not grievous to the multitude, or in any way odious in practice; and these tyrants cultivated wisdom and virtue as much as any, and without exacting from the Athenians more than a twentieth of their income, splendidly adorned their city, and carried on their wars, and provided sacrifices for the temples. For the rest, the city was left in full enjoyment of its existing laws, except that care was always taken to have the offices in the hands of some one of the family. Among those of them that held the yearly archonship at Athens was Pisistratus, son of the tyrant Hippias, and named after his grandfather, who dedicated during his term of office the altar to the twelve gods in the market-place, and that of Apollo in the Pythian precinct. The Athenian people afterwards built on to and lengthened the altar in the market-place, and obliterated the inscription; but that in the Pythian precinct can still be seen, though in faded letters, and is to the following effect:

<blockquotePisistratus, the son of Hippias,
Sent up this record of his archonship
In precinct of Apollo Pythias.
Report Spam   Logged
Pages: 1 ... 42 43 44 45 46 47 [48] 49 50 51 52 53 54   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy