Peisistratus
or Pisistratus biographical name died 527 B.C. Athenian tyrant

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  • Peisistratus — Pei·sis·tra·tus (pī sĭsʹtrə təs, pĭ ) See Pisistratus. * * * or Pisistratus died 527 BC Tyrant of Athens (с 560–559, 556–555, 546–527). Born an aristocrat, he gained military honours early. He first became tyrant in 560 after claiming an attempt… …   Universalium

  • Peisistratus — Peisistratos or Peisistratus or Pisistratus (in Greek, polytonic|Πεισίστρατος ), [The misspellings Psistratus, Peistratus, and Pesistratus are sometimes found.] traditionally pronEng|paɪˈsɪstrətəs in English, is the name of several personalities… …   Wikipedia

  • Peisistratus — noun Tyrant of Athens from 546 to 527/8 who promoted cultural and financial prosperity of Athens …   Wiktionary

  • Peisistratus — Pei•sis•tra•tus [[t]paɪˈsɪs trə təs, pɪ [/t]] n. anh big Pisistratus …   From formal English to slang

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  • Peisistratus (Odyssey) — Peisistratus or Peisistratos or Pisistratus (Ancient Greek: polytonic|Πεισίστρατος) [The misspellings Psistratus, Peistratus, and Pesistratus are sometimes found. The traditional English pronunciation is IPAEng|paɪˈsɪstrətəs.] was a figure in… …   Wikipedia

  • Peisistratus (Orchomenus) — Peisistratus or Peisitratos or Pisistratus (Ancient Greek: polytonic|Πεισίστρατος; The traditional English pronunciation is IPAEng|paɪˈsɪstrətəs.) [The misspellings Psistratus, Peistratus, and Pesistratus are sometimes found.] was king of… …   Wikipedia

  • Peisistratos (Athens) — Peisistratus (sometimes transliterated Peisistratos Psistratus, Peistratus, Pesistratusor or Pisistratus, Greek: polytonic|Πεισίστρατος, pronEng|paɪˈsɪstrətəs in English) (ca 6th c BCE ndash; 527 or 528 BCE) was a tyrant of Athens from 546 to… …   Wikipedia

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  • Aesop — (also spelled Æsop, from the Greek Unicode|Αἴσωπος Aisōpos ) (620 560 BC), known only for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was by tradition a slave ( δούλος ) who was a contemporary of Croesus and Peisistratus in the mid sixth century BC in… …   Wikipedia

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