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Thucydides, The History Of The Peloponnesian War, 6.55.1


ὅτι δὲ πρεσβύτατος ὢν Ἱππίας ἦρξεν, εἰδὼς μὲν καὶ ἀκοῇ ἀκριβέστερον ἄλλων ἰσχυρίζομαι, γνοίη δ’ ἄν τις καὶ αὐτῷ τούτῳ: παῖδες γὰρ αὐτῷ μόνῳ φαίνονται τῶν γνησίων ἀδελφῶν γενόμενοι, ὡς ὅ τε βωμὸς σημαίνει καὶ ἡ στήλη περὶ τῆς τῶν τυράννων ἀδικίας ἡ ἐν τῇ Ἀθηναίων ἀκροπόλει σταθεῖσα, ἐν ᾗ Θεσσαλοῦ μὲν οὐδ’ Ἱππάρχου οὐδεὶς παῖς γέγραπται, Ἱππίου δὲ πέντε, οἳ αὐτῷ ἐκ Μυρρίνης τῆς Καλλίου τοῦ Ὑπεροχίδου θυγατρὸς ἐγένοντο: εἰκὸς γὰρ ἦν τὸν πρεσβύτατον πρῶτον γῆμαι.That Hippias was the eldest son and succeeded to the government, is what I positively assert as a fact upon which I have had more exact accounts than others, and may be also ascertained by the following circumstance. He is the only one of the legitimate brothers that appears to have had children; as the altar shows, and the pillar placed in the Athenian Acropolis, commemorating the crime of the tyrants, which mentions no child of Thessalus or of Hipparchus, but five of Hippias, which he had by Myrrhine, daughter of Callias, son of Hyperechides; and naturally the eldest would have married first.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Herodotus, Histories, 1.5.3, 1.61.1-1.61.3, 1.193.4 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.5.3. These are the stories of the Persians and the Phoenicians. For my part, I shall not say that this or that story is true, but I shall identify the one who I myself know did the Greeks unjust deeds, and thus proceed with my history, and speak of small and great cities of men alike. 1.61.3. The opinion of Hippias prevailing, that they should recover the sovereignty, they set out collecting contributions from all the cities that owed them anything. Many of these gave great amounts, the Thebans more than any 1.193.4. and for millet and sesame, I will not say to what height they grow, though it is known to me; for I am well aware that even what I have said regarding grain is wholly disbelieved by those who have never visited Babylonia . They use no oil except what they make from sesame. There are palm trees there growing all over the plain, most of them yielding fruit, from which food is made and wine and honey.
2. Thucydides, The History of The Peloponnesian War, 1.20.1, 1.30, 3.113.6, 6.54-6.59, 6.59.3 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

1.20.1. Having now given the result of my inquiries into early times, I grant that there will be a difficulty in believing every particular detail. The way that most men deal with traditions, even traditions of their own country, is to receive them all alike as they are delivered, without applying any critical test whatever.
3. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 17.3-17.4, 18.2 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Philostratus The Athenian, Lives of The Sophists, 1.25.537 (2nd cent. CE



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
acropolis of athens Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 508
alcibiades Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 508
antipater Amendola, The Demades Papyrus (P.Berol. inv. 13045): A New Text with Commentary (2022) 368
epigram Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 508
harmodios, tyrannicide Lalone, Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (2019) 196
hegistratos, son of peisistratos Lalone, Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (2019) 196
herodes atticus Kingsley Monti and Rood, The Authoritative Historian: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Historiography (2022) 295
herodotus Kingsley Monti and Rood, The Authoritative Historian: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Historiography (2022) 295
hiatus Amendola, The Demades Papyrus (P.Berol. inv. 13045): A New Text with Commentary (2022) 368
hipparchos, son peisistratos Lalone, Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (2019) 196
hipparchos (son of peisistratus) Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 509
hippias, tyrant, son of peisistratos Lalone, Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (2019) 196
hippias (son of peisistratus) Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 508
hippoclos Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 509
lampsacus Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 509
letter Kingsley Monti and Rood, The Authoritative Historian: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Historiography (2022) 295
marathon Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 509
oida Kingsley Monti and Rood, The Authoritative Historian: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Historiography (2022) 295
oral tradition' Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 509
pallene Lalone, Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (2019) 196
peisistratos, tyrant of athens Lalone, Athena Itonia: Geography and Meaning of an Ancient Greek War Goddess (2019) 196
philostratus Kingsley Monti and Rood, The Authoritative Historian: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Historiography (2022) 295
polemo Kingsley Monti and Rood, The Authoritative Historian: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Historiography (2022) 295
sicilian expedition Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 529
sicily Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 508
sophists Kingsley Monti and Rood, The Authoritative Historian: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Historiography (2022) 295
source, written Kingsley Monti and Rood, The Authoritative Historian: Tradition and Innovation in Ancient Historiography (2022) 295
thucydides, son of melesias, archaeology Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 509
thucydides, son of melesias, audience, reader Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 509
thucydides, son of melesias, digressions Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 508, 509
thucydides, son of melesias, documents, letters, treaties etc. Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 509
thucydides, son of melesias, historical accuracy Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 509
thucydides, son of melesias, language Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 509
thucydides, son of melesias, manuscript traditionnan Rengakos and Tsakmakis, Brill's Companion to Thucydides (2006) 508
torture Amendola, The Demades Papyrus (P.Berol. inv. 13045): A New Text with Commentary (2022) 368