The Followers of Peisistratus

  title={The Followers of Peisistratus},
  author={J. Scott Holladay},
  journal={Greece and Rome},
  pages={40 - 56}
  • J. Holladay
  • Published 1 April 1977
  • History
  • Greece and Rome
The names and natures of the three parties which struggled for power in early-sixth-century Athens have puzzled scholars both ancient and modern. The paucity and murkiness of the evidence have made progress difficult and the decisive contribution to the solution of the problem most probably lies in the hands of the archaeologists and the epigraphists. In the meantime some scholars have retreated into agnosticism. ‘The reasons for Athens' rejection of the Solonian solution are, except in… 
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Making History Mythical: The Golden Age of Peisistratus
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A Note on Thucydides iii 68.5
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Solon and the Megarian Question
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Introduction 1. The Natural Background 2. The Breakdown of the Old Order 3. Economic Development under Peisistratus 4. The New Order 5. The Preparations for War 6. Athens and the Delian Confederacy
32930, suggests that the use of the word Sendm by Ath. Pol. does not necessarily conflict with Thucydides' statement that it was one-twentieth if the word is there used in the general sense of 'tithe
  • Hist. Comm. iv (Oxford,
  • 1970
155 ff., and Hopper, op. cit., take this view, though the latter brings Megara into the issue. A. Andrewes, The Greeks
  • Historia
  • 1960
Megara was an important seapower at this date or that Athens' war with Mytilene was a naval one
  • JHS
  • 1957
Aristotle s source here seems to express the view of the creditor class complaining that they have been robbed
    The Composition of Greek Silver Coins (Oxford, 1952)
    • 46 ff., and The Growth of the Athenian Economy
    • 1957
    cit., take this view, though the latter brings Megara into the issue
    • A. Andrewes, The Greeks (London, 1967),
    • 1967