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Research Article

Eucrates’ Decree Against Tyranny

Giuseppe Squillace    Università della Calabria    



The Athenian law (or decree) against tyranny, approved in 337-336 BC at Eucrates’s suggestion, was largely studied and produced several interpretations. The law guaranteed the immunity of the tyrannicide and stopped the activities of the Areopagus, if the democracy was overthrown by a tyranny. This measure was approved when Philip controlled Greece after his military success at Chaeronea (338 BC) and the Peace of Corinth (337 BC).

Keywords: Tirannide. Democrazia. Atene. Filippo II di Macedonia.

Language: it

Submitted: Jan. 10, 2018
Accepted: March 29, 2018
Published: Dec. 20, 2018

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Axon/2532-6848/2018/02/009

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