Pindar composed splendid victory odes for Sicilian tyrants, but his statement “I disapprove of the fate of tyrannies” tells us nothing about his attitude towards Hieron or Theron. In its context in the 11th Pythian, it is a comment on the fate of Agamemnon, Klytaimestra and Aigisthos. The poet supplied what his clients commissioned and paid for - it was essentially a business relationship. Pindar’s praise for Hieron und Theron is measured, not flattery; they were not power-greedy despots like Hieron II, Dionysios or Agathokles, let alone the dictators of the 20th and 21st centuries.
– 63; Hieron. Chron . 165. 2. 3 Although exaggerated, Justin states there were 80,000 soldiers with 300,000 camp followers in Antiochus’ army. Justin 38. 10. 1–2. Diodorus places the entire force at 300,000. Diod. 34/35. 17. For larger military figures
south-west corner of the Hieron and placed in front of a theatrical area. The entrance included four columns, supporting a Doric entablature with sima and lion heads, between two doors, with a frontal staircase. Initially interpreted as an altar for
dovrebbe essere riferito ad un liquido come l’acqua, stilla ad un liquido viscoso e denso come l’olio. Tuttavia in diversi contesti sono usati come sinonimo (Hieron. Strid. Ep . 22. 0632 stillam vel guttam exhibes Domino ). 33 HASPELMATH, M