List of ancient Greek tyrants

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This is a list of tyrants from Ancient Greece.

Abydus

Agrigentum (Acragas)

Alabanda

Ambracia

Amastris

Argos

Assos & Atarneus

Astacus

Athens

Byzantium

Cardia

Camarina

Cassandreia

Catane

Chalcis

Chersonese

Chios

Cibyra

Corcyra

Corinth

  • Cypselus (or Kypselos), 657-627 BC
  • Periander, (son of Cypselus) 627-587 BC
  • Psammetich, (Periander's nephew, who succeeded him but whose rule only lasted for three years) 587-584 BC
  • Timophanes, 364 BC (assassinated)
  • Alexander 253-247 BC (poisoned?)
  • Nicaea 247-245 BC (married)

Cos

Croton

Cumae

Cyme

Cyprus

Cyrene

Cyzicus

Elatea

Elea

Elis

Ephesus

  • Athenagoras, 6th century BC
  • Pythagoras, 6th century BC
  • Pindarus, around 560 BC
  • Aristarchus, around 545-540 BC
  • Pasicles, 540-530 BC
  • Aphinagorus, fl. 530 BC
  • Comas, fl. 530 BC
  • Phanes
  • Melancomas, around 500 BC
  • Hegesias, 4th century BC
  • Syrpax, until 334 BC (stoned)
  • Melancomas II, fl. 214 BC

Epidaurus

Eretria

Gela

Halicarnassus

Heraclea Pontica

Hermione

  • Xenon, stepped down 229 BC

Himera

Keryneia

  • Iseas, 275 BC (resigned)

Lampsacus

Larissa

Leontini

Lindos

Locri

Megalopolis

Megara

Messana

Messene

Methymnae

Miletus

Mytilene

Naxos

Orchomenus

  • Aristomelidas, Archaic period (?)
  • Nearchus, 234 BC (resigned)

Oreus

Parium

Pellene

Pharsalus

Pherae

Phlius

Phocaea

Phocis

Pisa

Priene

Proconnesus

Rhegium

Samos

Selinunte

  • Theron, 6th/5th century BC
  • Pythagoras, 6th/5th century BC
  • Euryleon, 6th/5th century BC

Sicyon

Sigeum

Sinope

Sparta

Sybaris

Syracuse

Tarentum

Tarsus

Tauromenium

Thasos

Thebes

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