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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. (below).