Charismatic Leaders

Robert W Wallace*

*Corresponding author for this work

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23 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Archaic Greece
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780631230458
StatePublished - Apr 17 2009


  • Aristotle and group - reconstructing detailed political and constitutional histories of 158 poleis
  • Charismatic leaders
  • Elites in crisis - seventh- and sixth-century poets voicing frequent complaints against aristocratic violence and economic exploitation
  • Lawgivers - for many poleis, lawgivers as alternative to tyrants
  • Tyrants - amid these crises, tyrants dominating many poleis
  • demos voting Peisistratus as a bodyguard of club-bearers

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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