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Pisistratus

or Pei·sis·tra·tus

[pahy-sis-truh-tuh s, pi-]
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noun
  1. c605–527 b.c., tyrant of Athens 560–527 (father of Hipparchus and Hippias).
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Examples from the Web for pisistratus

Historical Examples

  • However, we do not hesitate to reject the devil and to accept Pisistratus.

    Introduction to the Study of History

    Charles V. Langlois

  • Solon lived after Pisistratus seized the government a long time.

  • "Pisistratus, you are as great an agitator as your namesake," cried my father, smiling.

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Pisistratus, pointing first to the beasts, then to the instrument.

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • I see now why you wished to conceal yourself from my friend Pisistratus.

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton


British Dictionary definitions for pisistratus

Pisistratus

noun
  1. ?600–527 bc, tyrant of Athens: he established himself in firm control of the city following his defeat of his aristocratic rivals at Pallene (546)
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