List of ancient Greek tyrants

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This is a list of tyrants from Ancient Greece.

Abydus[edit]

Agrigentum (Acragas)[edit]

Alabanda[edit]

Ambracia[edit]

Amastris[edit]

Argos[edit]

Assos & Atarneus[edit]

Astacus[edit]

Athens[edit]

Byzantium[edit]

Cardia[edit]

Camarina[edit]

Cassandreia[edit]

Catane[edit]

Chalcis[edit]

Chersonese[edit]

Chios[edit]

Cibyra[edit]

Corcyra[edit]

Corinth[edit]

Cos[edit]

Croton[edit]

Cumae[edit]

Cyme[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Cyrene[edit]

Cyzicus[edit]

Elatea[edit]

Elea[edit]

Elis[edit]

Ephesus[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Eretria[edit]

Gela[edit]

Halicarnassus[edit]

Heraclea Pontica[edit]

Hermione[edit]

  • Xenon, stepped down 229 BC

Himera[edit]

Keryneia[edit]

Lampsacus[edit]

Larissa[edit]

Leontini[edit]

Lindos[edit]

Locri[edit]

Megalopolis[edit]

Megara[edit]

Messana[edit]

Messene[edit]

Methymnae[edit]

Miletus[edit]

Mytilene[edit]

Naxos[edit]

Orchomenus[edit]

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

Oreus[edit]

Parium[edit]

Pellene[edit]

Pharsalus[edit]

Pherae[edit]

Phlius[edit]

Phocaea[edit]

Phocis[edit]

Pisa[edit]

Priene[edit]

Proconnesus[edit]

Rhegium[edit]

Samos[edit]

Selinus[edit]

  • Theron, 6th/5th century BC
  • Pythagoras, 6th/5th century BC
  • Euryleon of Sparta, 6th/5th century BC (killed)

Sicyon[edit]

Sigeum[edit]

Sinope[edit]

Sparta[edit]

Sybaris[edit]

Syracuse[edit]

Tarentum[edit]

Tarsus[edit]

Tauromenium[edit]

Thasos[edit]

Thebes[edit]