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4. Pisistratus, twice tyrant of Athens (561–556, 546–527 b.c.
), was noted for the length of his rule and his retention of the forms of the Solonic constitution (
Oxford Classical Dictionary
). Compare Mercy Warren's allusion to Pisistratus with her husband's in his letter of 22 Nov.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.