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Peisistratus. Peisistratus rode into Athens, accompanied by a tall and beautiful woman dressed as the warrior goddess Athene. The citizens were convinced that it was the goddess herself bringing him back to rule over them. Inset: A penteconter, or 50-oared galley, that was in common use in the 6th century BC Original artwork for illustrations on pp8–9 of Look and Learn issue no 983 (10 January 1981).

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