Cleisthenes of Sicyon
(6th century BC)

Tyrant in Sicyon and one of the leaders in the Aphictyoinic League, created to protect the temple of Demeter in Anthili and also the temple of Apollo in Delphi. The rival city Crisa had started taking tolls from pilgrims to Delphi, which led to a sacred war which Cleisthenes army won. This led to new games, and the tyrant himself won a chariot race in 582 BC.

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