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Periander

[per-ee-an-der] /ˌpɛr iˈæn dər/
noun
1.
died 585 b.c, tyrant of Corinth.
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  • According to Aristotle, however, Periander was the teacher of this lesson, not the learner.

    Greece J.A. McClymont
  • For this cause it was that Periander took vengeance on those of Corcyra.

  • Corinth attained her highest power Under the despot Periander, son of Cypselus.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  • Said Periander, "Hesiod might as well have kept his breath to cool his pottage."

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • Periander made no reply but proceeded to bring a field of corn to a level by cutting off the tallest ears.

  • The messenger returned to Periander, and related what had occurred.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • Periander indeed ruled like a tyrant, but then he was an able general.

    Politics Aristotle
  • Periander has gained new honors by this admirable piece of work.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • The war however still continuing, Periander was chosen arbitrator by both parties, and put an end to it.

  • In my judgment there is as much of Periander in the statue as there is of Aurelian.'

    Aurelian William Ware

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