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Thirty Tyrants

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The thirty magistrates appointed by Sparta over Athens, at the termination of the Peloponnesian war. This “reign of terror,” after one year’s continuance, was overthrown by Thrasybuʹlos (B.C. 403).

The Thirty Tyrants of the Roman empire. So those military usurpers are called who endeavoured, in the reigns of Valeʹrian and Gallieʹnus (253–268), to make themselves independent princes. The number thirty must be taken with great latitude, as only nineteen are given, and their resemblance to the thirty tyrants of Athens is extremely fanciful. They were—

In the East.

(1) Cyriʹadēs.

(2) Macriaʹnus.

(3) Balista.

(4) Odenaʹthus.

(5) Zenoʹbia.

In the West.

(6)

Postʹhumus.

(7)

Lolliaʹnus.

(8)

Victoriʹnus and his mother Victoria.

(9)

Maʹrius.

(10)

Tetʹricus.

Illyricum.

(11)

Ingenʹuus.

(12)

Regillianus.

(13)

Aureʹolus.

Promiscuous.

(14)

Saturniʹnus in Pontus.

(15)

Trebelliaʹnus in Isauria.

(16)

Piso in Thessaly.

(17)

Vaʹlens in Achaia.

(18)

Æmiliaʹnus in Egypt.

(19)

Celsus in Africa.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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