Rule of the Thirty

================================================== The oppressive government which replaced the democracy at the end of the Peloponnesian War forced the supporters of the deposed regime into exile for fear of their lives. Both Chaerephon and Anytus, one of Socrates' accusers, were among them though Socrates himself remained in Athens (and almost lost his life because of it). Less than a year later this dreaded Rule of the Thirty was overthrown and the democrats returned in triumph.

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