The Compleat Angler: Observations on the Rise of Peisistratos in Herodotos (1.59–64)

@article{Lavelle1991TheCA,
  title={The Compleat Angler: Observations on the Rise of Peisistratos in Herodotos (1.59–64)},
  author={Brian M. Lavelle},
  journal={The Classical Quarterly},
  year={1991},
  volume={41},
  pages={317 - 324}
}
  • B. Lavelle
  • Published 1 December 1991
  • Political Science
  • The Classical Quarterly
The Acarnanian chrēsmologos Amphilytos spoke the verses to Peisistratos just before the battle of Pallene in 546 b.c. They contain a prediction of imminent victory for Peisistratos and total defeat for the Athenians. The Athenians will be routed and deprived of political self-determination, while the victory will restore to Peisistratos the tyranny from which he was twice forced, ‘rooting’ it once for all. Of course, all of this appears quite evident from the narrative. But as the verses form… 
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