Ancient use of “Tyrant” and “Despot” | Excerpt from Drama and Lyric

Here is a little snippet of fun information from lecture 5 of Greeks: Drama and Lyric, part of the Old Western Culture video course series by Roman Roads Media taught by Wesley Callihan of Schola Classical Tutorials.

The Ancient Use of the word “tyrant” and “despot.”

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This lesson was on Sophocles’ Oedipus the King.