Definition: Person who
took over the government. The practice of ostracism
was invented to deal with tyrants. Many Greek city-states,
including Athens, had their share of tyrants. Pesistratus
and Cleisthenes were two Athenian tyrants who used their
powers to further democratic government.
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in Ancient Greece
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History of Athenian
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development of representative government.
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