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Dionysius Of Halycarnassus, Letter To Pompeius Geminus, 3.11

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1. Herodotus, Histories, 5.42, 5.44-5.46, 5.55, 5.65 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5.42. Now Cleomenes, as the story goes, was not in his right mind and really quite mad, while Dorieus was first among all of his peers and fully believed that he would be made king for his manly worth. ,Since he was of this opinion, Dorieus was very angry when at Anaxandrides' death the Lacedaemonians followed their custom and made Cleomenes king by right of age. Since he would not tolerate being made subject to Cleomenes, he asked the Spartans for a group of people whom he took away as colonists. He neither inquired of the oracle at Delphi in what land he should establish his settlement, nor did anything else that was customary but set sail in great anger for Libya, with men of Thera to guide him. ,When he arrived there, he settled by the Cinyps river in the fairest part of Libya, but in the third year he was driven out by the Macae, the Libyans and the Carchedonians and returned to the Peloponnesus. 5.44. Now at this time, as the Sybarites say, they and their king Telys were making ready to march against Croton, and the men of Croton, who were very much afraid, entreated Dorieus to come to their aid. Their request was granted, and Dorieus marched with them to Sybaris helping them to take it. ,This is the story which the Sybarites tell of Dorieus and his companions, but the Crotoniats say that they were aided by no stranger in their war with Sybaris with the exception of Callias, an Elean diviner of the Iamid clan. About him there was a story that he had fled to Croton from Telys, the tyrant of Sybaris, because as he was sacrificing for victory over Croton, he could obtain no favorable omens. 5.45. This is their tale, and both cities have proof of the truth of what they say. The Sybarites point to a precinct and a temple beside the dry bed of the Crathis, which, they say, Dorieus founded in honor of Athena of Crathis after he had helped to take their city. and find their strongest proof in his death. He perished through doing more than the oracle bade him, for if he had accomplished no more than that which he set out to do, he would have taken and held the Erycine region without bringing about the death of himself and his army. ,The Crotoniats, on the other hand, show many plots of land which had been set apart for and given to Callias of Elis and on which Callias' posterity dwelt even to my time but show no gift to Dorieus and his descendants. They claim, however,that if Dorieus had aided them in their war with Sybaris, he would have received a reward many times greater than what was given to Callias. This, then is the evidence brought forward by each party, and each may side with that which seems to him to deserve more credence. 5.46. Other Spartans too sailed with Dorieus to found his colony, namely, Thessalus, Paraebates, Celees, and Euryleon. When these men had come to Sicily with all their company, they were all overcome and slain in battle by the Phoenicians and Egestans, all, that is, except Euryleon, who was the only settler that survived this disaster. ,He mustered the remt of his army and took Minoa, the colony from Selinus, and aided in freeing the people of Selinus from their monarch Pithagoras. After deposing this man, he himself attempted to become tyrant of Selinus but was monarch there for only a little while since the people of the place rose against him and slew him at the altar of Zeus of the marketplace, to which he had fled for refuge. 5.55. When he was forced to leave Sparta, Aristagoras went to Athens, which had been freed from its ruling tyrants in the manner that I will show. First Hipparchus, son of Pisistratus and brother of the tyrant Hippias, had been slain by Aristogiton and Harmodius, men of Gephyraean descent. This was in fact an evil of which he had received a premonition in a dream. After this the Athenians were subject for four years to a tyranny not less but even more absolute than before. 5.65. The Lacedaemonians would never have taken the Pisistratid stronghold. First of all they had no intention to blockade it, and secondly the Pisistratidae were well furnished with food and drink. The Lacedaemonians would only have besieged the place for a few days and then returned to Sparta. As it was, however, there was a turn of fortune which harmed the one party and helped the other, for the sons of the Pisistratid family were taken as they were being secretly carried out of the country. ,When this happened, all their plans were confounded, and they agreed to depart from Attica within five days on the terms prescribed to them by the Athenians in return for the recovery of their children. ,Afterwards they departed to Sigeum on the Scamander. They had ruled the Athenians for thirty-six years and were in lineage of the house of Pylos and Neleus, born of the same ancestors as the families of Codrus and Melanthus, who had formerly come from foreign parts to be kings of Athens. ,It was for this reason that Hippocrates gave his son the name Pisistratus as a remembrance, calling him after Pisistratus the son of Nestor. ,This is the way, then, that the Athenians got rid of their tyrants. As regards all the noteworthy things which they did or endured after they were freed and before Ionia revolted from Darius and Aristagoras of Miletus came to Athens to ask help of its people, of these I will first give an account.
2. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, The Arrangement of Words, 4.7 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)

3. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, The Arrangement of Words, 4.7 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)

4. Dionysius of Halycarnassus, Letter To Pompeius Geminus, 3.2-3.7, 3.9, 3.12, 3.14-3.18, 3.21 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)

5. Quintilian, Institutes of Oratory, 10.1.73 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
cicero Kirkland (2022) 56
claudius,roman emperor,expulsion of jews from rome by Feldman (2006) 359
demosthenes Kirkland (2022) 66
dionysius of halicarnassus,ethos (character) Kirkland (2022) 56
dionysius of halicarnassus,imitation of herodotus by Kirkland (2022) 66, 67
dionysius of halicarnassus,laypersons Kirkland (2022) 56
dionysius of halicarnassus,narrative style of Kirkland (2022) 66, 67
dionysius of halicarnassus,rhetorical works Kirkland (2022) 56, 66, 67
dionysius of halicarnassus Baumann and Liotsakis (2022) 92, 98; Kirkland (2022) 56, 66, 67
hellanicus Baumann and Liotsakis (2022) 92
herodotus Baumann and Liotsakis (2022) 92, 98
herodotus and the histories,narratorial style or narratology of Kirkland (2022) 66, 67
homer Baumann and Liotsakis (2022) 98; Kirkland (2022) 56, 67
thucydides,as stylistic model or counter-model Kirkland (2022) 67
thucydides,assessment by dionysius of halicarnassus Kirkland (2022) 56
thucydides Baumann and Liotsakis (2022) 92, 98
white,hayden' Kirkland (2022) 67