Thrasydaeus, tyrant of Agrigentum, was the son and successor of
Theron. Already during his father's lifetime he had been appointed to
the government of Himera, where, by his violent and arbitrary conduct,
he alienated the citizens, so that they were close to revolt. But when
they applied for support to Hiero of Syracuse, he betrayed them to
Theron, who, in consequence, put to death the leaders of the
disaffected party, and re-established his authority. Whether
Thrasydaeus retained his position at
^ Diodorus Siculus, xi. 48. ^ Schol. ad Pind. Ol. ii. 29. ^ Diodorus Siculus, xi. 53.
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