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  ATHENS: Ephialtes
Because Themistokles wanted the Areopagos to be ruined, he told Ephialtes that they were intending to arrest him, and told the Areopagos that he would lay information against certain persons who were plottiing the overthrow of the constitution.
Ephialtes was so alarmed when he saw this that he took refuge at an altar dressed in a suppliant's single garment.
And Ephialtes *and Perikles* curtailed the power of the Boulé of the Areopagos, while Perikles instituted payment for serving in the law-courts, and in this manner finally the successive leaders of the people led them on by growing stages to the present democracy.
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 ALOADAE : Giants of Thessaly, Otus & Ephialtes ; Greek mythology ; pictures : ALOADAE
As another proof of their daring, it is related, that Ephialtes sued for the hand of Hera, and Otus for that of Artemis.
She bore him two sons, though their life was short--Otos the peer of the gods and far-famed Ephialtes; these were the tallest men, and the handsomest, that ever the fertile earth has fostered, save only incomparable Orion; at nine years of age their breadth was nine cubits, their height nine fathoms.
Some time afterwards Pankratis died, and Otos and Ephialtes essayed to take the island for their dwelling and to rule over the Thrakians, and they changed the name of the island to Dia.
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 Aristotle: The Athenian Constitution: Book 4: Parts 25 -- 32
This made him anxious that it should be overthrown, and accordingly he warned Ephialtes that the Council intended to arrest him, while at the same time he informed the Areopagites that he would reveal to them certain persons who were conspiring to subvert the constitution.
Ephialtes, seeing this, was seized with alarm and took refuge in suppliant guise at the altar.
No alteration, however, was made in the method of election of the nine Archons, except that five years after the death of Ephialtes it was decided that the candidates to be submitted to the lot for that office might be selected from the Zeugitae as well as from the higher classes.
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 Ephialtes — FactMonster.com
A giant who was deprived of his left eye by Apollo, and of his right eye by...
Otos - Otos A giant, brother of Ephialtes (q.v.).
Stone Jug - Stone Jug Either a stone jar or a prison.
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Aloeus married Iphimedia, who bore two sons to Poseidon, Otus and Ephialtes, called the Aloads.
Otus and Ephialtes, sons of Aloeus; Eeriboea, stepmother of the sons of Aloeus;
Aloeus married Iphimedeia; Otus and Ephialtes, sons of Iphimedeia by Poseidon;
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