The “tyrranicides” Harmodius and Aristogeiton kill Hipparchus on…

The “tyrranicides” Harmodius and Aristogeiton kill Hipparchus on a vase dating to ca. 400 BCE. Hipparchos was one of two brothers who ruled Athens as tyrants in the late 500s BCE. Harmodius and Aristogeiton murdered Hipparchus over what seems to have been a romantic entanglement – Hipparchus was making unwanted advances toward Harmodius, ignoring the fact that he was already in a relationship with Aristogeiton. Hipparchus abused his power to make the couple miserable, and they finally murdered him. Ironically, the couple were hailed as the saviors of democracy even though their intentions were not political – their act was a model for the later murder of Julius Caesar. 

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  • rothdiggaWoke up early to shoot sunrise, very cold and windy up top on the overlook to Zion. Then headed down to hike up to Angels Landing. It’s not a super far hike, just over 5 miles round trip, but it’s not for the faint of heart. Lots of “oh shit” moments when hugging a cliff or walking the rock tightrope when the chains disappear. Fun stuff. My wife went most of the way but chilled back at the first big summit and I went up solo.