Athenian murderer, who with Aristogeiton in 514 BCE murdered Hipparchus, a member of the ruling class of Athens, and younger brother of the tyrant Hippias. The pair meant to kill Hippias also, but Harmodius was cut down, while Aristogeiton, who fled, was later captured and put to the death. Ironically, the two were later heralded as patriotic martyrs and received divine honours.

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