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  Online Etymology Dictionary
tyrant (12c.), from L. tyrannus "lord, master, tyrant" (cf.
"In the exact sense, a tyrant is an individual who arrogates to himself the royal authority without having a right to it.
This is how the Greeks understood the word 'tyrant': they applied it indifferently to good and bad princes whose authority was not legitimate." [Rousseau, "The Social Contract"]
www.etymonline.com /index.php?term=tyrant   (83 words)

The "older" tyrants in mainland Greece of the seventh and sixth centuries.
The western tyrants of the late sixth, early fifth centuries, to be found in Sicily and southern Italy.
And indeed, trade and commerce often benefited from the measures taken by tyrants, so that it was possible to embark on large-scale building policies, which also served as some sort of legitimization of the tyrant's power.
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 Marvel.com message boards :: View topic - Tyrant v. Thanos
Thanos revealed that he was after the source of Tyrant's power, a sphere of energy that was siphoned from Galactus’ Herald, Morg.
Tyrant was apparently defeated, and Thanos emerged from the destruction wrought by the battle, but without the prize he had sought
Tyrant clearly had more raw power than Thanos in the past, but Thanos routinely defeats more powerful entities (the Magus, the In-Betweener and the Elders, Galactus, etc.) by outsmarting them.
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  Tyrant (Silver Surfer, Galactus foe)
Tyrant confronted his prisoners, revealing how they would be used to power his Troopers and his Fortress while carved a new empire for himself.
Jack assaulted Tyrant, but he quickly saw that he could never hope to challenge Tyrant's power; Jack instead unleashed his full power, normally held in check by his suit, causing a devastating explosion which harmed Tyrant not in the least, but did destroy the manacles holding his prisoners.
Tyrant agreed to withdraw if he could leave unmolested and retain one captive as a source of power.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix2/tyrantgalactus.htm   (2373 words)

  Resident Evil Fan: A New Blood
Considered to be Umbrella's "ultimate weapon", the Tyrant is over 8 feet tall, very strong, and can deal a great amount of damage when attacking.
The Tyrant can also absorb extremely heavy damage, so be sure to bring your full arsenal when planning to encounter one.
Again with the second battle, although it does happen a sometimes in the first, should you have enough health and the Tyrant is close instead of using the claw to hit you he will stab at you with it.
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 AllRefer.com - tyrant (Ancient History, Greece) - Encyclopedia
B.C. was the time of the tyrants Cleisthenes of Sicyon in the Peloponnesus, Polycrates of Samos, and Pisistratus of Athens, followed by his sons Hipparchus and Hippias.
The tyrants of Sicily were the products of more or less the same causes as those in Greece, but tyranny was prolonged by the threat of Carthaginian attack, which facilitated the rise of military leaders with the people united behind them.
Such Sicilian tyrants as Gelon, Hiero I, Hiero II, Dionysius the Elder, and Dionysius the Younger maintained lavish courts and were patrons of culture.
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 Tyrant - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Such rulers are not, as is often supposed, confined to a single period, the 7th and 6th centuries B.C. (the so-called "Age of the Tyrants") of Greek history, but appear sporadically at all times, and are frequent in the later city-states of the Greek world.
The use of the term "tyrant" in the bad sense is due largely to the ultra-constitutionalists of the 4th century in Athens, to whom the democracy of Pericles was the ideal of government.
Thus the government which Lysander set up in Athens at the close of the Peloponnesian War is called that of the "Thirty Tyrants" (see Critias).
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Tyrant tells Surfer that when Surfer’s ancestors still lived in trees, and beat each other to death with jawbones of animals, that he was a god who held the universe in the palm of his hand.
Tyrant smacks Ganymede and says that he is not interested in her version of the past.
Tyrant rants to himself that he has tolerated the spinsters plaguing him for centuries, but that their final extinction is at hand.
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  Tyrant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the original Greek meaning, the word "tyrant" carried no ethical censure; it simply referred to anyone who overturned the established government of a city-state (usually through the use of popular support) to establish himself as dictator, or to the heir of such a person.
The Thirty Tyrants whom the Spartans imposed on a defeated Attica in 404 BC would not class as tyrants in the usual sense.
The murder of the tyrant Hipparchus by Aristogeiton and Harmodios in Athens in 514 BC marked the beginning of the so-called "cult of the tyrannicides" (i.e.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tyrant   (521 words)

 Tyrant (Resident Evil) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The research into Tyrants is thought to be descended from experiments done to Lisa Trevor, the daughter of the architect of the Spencer Mansion, who was imprisoned with her family after completing the mansion so she would not reveal the Mansion's elaborate secrets and traps.
The Tyrant's fatal flaw was the fact that its mutations had exposed its spinal column, providing a vulnerable target for Rebecca; the creature may not have been susceptible to conventional weaponry otherwise.
The Hypnos Tyrant was eventually destroyed when it leapt upon Ark's escape helicopter just after the island exploded, at which point a missile was propelled into its abdomen, pushing it into the distance and a second was launched to blow the Hypnos Tyrant away with the power of both detonated missiles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tyrant_(Resident_Evil)   (3229 words)

 Tyrant: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The thirty tyrants were a pro-spartan oligarchy installed in athens after athens defeat in the peloponnesian war in april 404 bc....
Cleisthenes (also clisthenes or kleisthenes) was the tyrant of sicyon, who aided in the war against cirra that destroyed that city in 595 bc....
Polycrates, son of aeaces, was the tyrant of samos from 535 bc to 515 bc....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/ty/tyrant.htm   (1400 words)

 The Tyrant « Ed Tech Journeys
The tyrant was a part of me that came forward whenever I felt threatened.
It was a crazy pattern; when I felt powerless, enter the angry tyrant and when I was on the verge of stepping into larger power, enter the “little guy”.
I may have been hiding the tyrant from myself; but to other people who have experienced him, it was definitely no secret.
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 The Tyrant Archetype   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sometimes, if the tyrant is really powerful, they pull lesser, would-be tyrants around them, and a gang or a fascist outfit is born.
Sometimes the tyrant is an emotionally tyrannical mother, or another female who's out of control and dominates and terrorizes through emotion and theatrics.
Tyrants may sometimes be hard to spot, since they often cloud their tyranny by feigning reasonableness.
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 Tyrant   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Tyrant carbon fiber license panel will greatly enhance the rear end of your EVO and protect your paint from that rich fuel curve that is pumping out from your exhaust.
Tyrant engineers were sick of cleaning the unsightly exhaust soot that collects around the license plate, so they made this beautiful carbon fiber license panel.
Tyrant performance the leader in aftermarket carbon fiber for the Evolution has just released this brand new part for the 03-05 Evolution VIII....
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 Tyrant — FactMonster.com
Many of the Greek tyrants were pattern rulers, as Pisistratos and Pericles, of Athens; Periander, of Corinth; Dionysios the Younger, Gelon, and his brother Hiero, of Syracuse; Polycrates, of Samos; Phidion, of Argos, etc. etc.
In the old moralities the tyrants were made to rant, and the loudness of their rant was proportionate to the villainy of their dispositions.
Tyrant - Tyrant did not originally mean a despot, but an absolute prince, and especially one who made...
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 TYRANT official homesite
TYRANT was originally formed in December 1994 by Keisuke and the other two members.
In the end of December 1994, a promo tape entitled “Black Crown” was recorded with the 3 members and was a sort of so called Primitive Black Metal.
The potential showcased on this release soon secured TYRANT a recording agreement and its debut CD was planned.
www.tyrant.jp /band.htm   (786 words)

 Confronting the Petty Tyrant
The petty tyrant stopped being kind to me; I became yet another community member whom he perceived was trying to persecute him; I became the target of the very wrath I had tried so hard to evade.
To react with hostility to the petty tyrant is to perpetuate the cycle of animosity and dominance in the world, whereas to choose to work consciously with the petty tyrant is an opportunity, in our own small way, to help reduce the amount of aggression rampant in the world.
If the petty tyrant goes around throwing things, or doesn't show up to help with the dishes, or interrupts meetings with inappropriate comments, and you don't react to her, but instead proceed with whatever needs to be done, you have disrupted her game.
www.ultrasw.com /nth/petty1.htm   (2982 words)

 Tyrant History
L.A.'s TYRANT was formed by bassist Greg May (2-5-60) in Pasadena, California.
TYRANT's single, "Listen to the Preacher," was featured on the "Best of Metal Blade, Volume 1" double LP in 1986.
Art of Music also put TYRANT back into the studio witb long time producer Bill Metoyer for the making of "King of Kings," which was released in 1996.
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The practice of ostracism was invented to deal with tyrants.
Pesistratus and Cleisthenes were two Athenian tyrants who used their powers to further democratic government.
Tyrants in particular are the focus of this discussion.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /wwww/world/tyrantdef.htm   (66 words)

 Bible Study - Tyrant
Tyrant, from the Latin tyrannus, meaning terrible, is generally defined as a "dictator or dictatorial person; an autocrat; a despot." Tyrants aren't elected; according to the original literal meaning of the word, which in ancient times (i.e.
By definition, an actual tyrant cannot exist in nations where democracy exists, or continues to exist because any suspension of democratic liberty would never be tolerated by its citizens (i.e.
although the tyrant Adolf Hitler was elected to office, one of the first things that he successfully did was to, in his (translated from German) words, "do away with this democratic nonsense").
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 The Tyrant   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His thoroughly detailed presentation of the Tyrant waxes and wanes from imperious irony to yearning, terror, paranoia, infatuation (with a beautiful voice heard through his window), despair and resignation.
His vehicle was the world premiere of a concert theater song cycle, "The Tyrant," by composer Paul Dresher and librettist Jim Lewis from a tale by Italo Calvino.
The tyrant is there on stage -- his name and kingdom not specified, but you can guess -- planted on a throne, vehemently preaching about the danger of letting down his guard for a second.
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 Tyrant - Legend   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tyrant from Japan was originally formed in December 1994 as an ordinary fl metal band.
After this release Tyrant lost some precious time by looking for a new drummer.
Tyrant surely are a very good atmospheric fl metal band, but there's absolutely nothing new that they try to bring into this music.
www.disagreement.net /reviews/tyrant_legend.html   (202 words)

 A Tyrant Cornered (washingtonpost.com)
Assad will not yield to the new political realities they are creating, he will place his own regime at risk.
There is no sign that the crude and callow tyrant gets the message.
Assad, meanwhile, gave an interview to an Italian newspaper declaring that Syrian troops could not withdraw from Lebanon, as required by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559, in the absence of peace with Israel.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A2698-2005Mar2.html   (0 words)

 Tyranny - History for Kids!
So a tyrant is like a king, but a king who does not have the law or religion behind him, and only rules because the poor people support him.
In English today, tyrant means a bad king, but that is because the aristocrats hated tyrants, and in ancient Greece only the aristocrats could write.
Another was the tyrant of Syracuse, Dionysos, whom Plato went to teach.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/government/tyranny.htm   (430 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Tyrant: Books: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
In Tyrant, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, the bestselling author of the ‘Alexander’ trilogy, Spartan, and The Last Legion has recreated a memorable protagonist full of Homeric energy combined with Machiavellian rationality.
"Tyrant" does just that, sweeping you up in the little known story of Dionysius the Elder, who became the tyrant of Syracuse, an important "Greek" city on what is now the Island of Sicily.
But who was the man Dionysius, was he the ruthless, murdering tyrant that his enemies depicted or was he an intelligent man born ahead of his time.
www.amazon.co.uk /Tyrant-Valerio-Massimo-Manfredi/dp/0330426540   (1908 words)

 Tales of the Tyrant
He is now sixty-five, an old man, but because his power is grounded in fear, not affection, he cannot be seen to age.
The tyrant cannot afford to become stooped, frail, and gray.
One can imagine Saddam urging himself through a fixed number of laps each morning, pushing to exceed the number he swam the previous year, as if time could be undone by effort and will.
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 Tyrant Dream Meaning - What do dreams about dictators mean?
The dream may also be saying that you are being forced to do something against your will.
The tyrant may therefore represent the person or situation that is restricting your personal freedom.
The Tyrant Dream is an extract from The Hidden Meaning of Dreams ISBN 0-8069-7773-6 and other dream books by Craig Hamilton-Parker are published by Sterling Publishing Company Inc. 387 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y. Meaning of Dream Online Dictionary - the author's official dream information website
www.dreamsleep.net /tyrant_dream_meaning.html   (204 words)

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