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On mainland Greece the main period of the tyrannies was from this century to this century (give ordinal numbers)
Tyrants ruled with popular assent and assistance from these money-motivated people
Tyrants in general were known for lavish building works and _____(give adjective) reforms
the earliest tyrant, sometimes regarded as a king, was ______
He was the king of _____
That king introduced this (this is a picky answer, so don't be worried if you don't phrase it right)
This dynasty of tyrants helped Corinth to be come dominant in pottery production, export, art, and trade
Under this son of Kypselos, Corinthian colonization and expansion increased (regarded as one of Seven Wise Men of era)
In 632 b.c. in Athens, this young aristocrat failed to seize power
This was the longest tyranny
This man brought tyranny to Athens finally when after two failed attempts he used his wealth to take the city
That Athenian tyrant increased production of this crop well known to be Athenian
Athens surpassed Corinth in production of this during that tyrant's reign
That tyrant built a temple to ___ on the Akropolis
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He elaborated this 'all-Athenian' festival
He transferred this formerly rural festival to the city
He was succeeded by his two sons, Hipparchos and ___
These two aristocratic lovers killed Hipparchos in 514
The other son imposed further of these to pay for mercenaries
Sparta and this powerful clan ousted the oppressive brother who bought mercenaries
The oppressive brother guided the Persian army to this place (where there later was a famous battle in 490), in hope of restoration
Polykrates established himself as a mighty ruler of this island, from 530-522
Polykrates entered into treaty with the Egyptian pharaoh, ___
The Lesbian fleet was trying to aid this city-state but was defeated by Polykrates
These two cities both sent forces to aid opposition to Polykrates
This Persian conqueror invaded Egypt, making Polykrates attempt to change sides
This tyrant gained power at Syracuse, in Sicily

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