\nGreek tyrants were not all that bad sometimes, because way back then, a tyrant was chosen to help in a place's time of need, and then give up their power. This contrad…icts the way people think of tyrants today, usually as a cruel, power-hungry person, but, then, we're talking about hundreds of years ago.\n.
\nGreek Tyrants, generally the 1st generation tyrants, were good people. They chose to favor the poor(Kakoi) and provide work for the poor and seize land from the weathly(Agathoi). During these times (around 650bc) the oligarchy generally favored the rich. If you were part of the Kakoi you were seen as morally "bad" and vice versa for the Agathoi. Tyrant Periander, son of Cypselus, for example, built a stone trackway all the way across the Isthmus of Corinth to increase trade and utilized the work of the poor. Tyrants (1st generation) were great with building and growing economies. As we get later in history to 2nd and 3rd generation tyrants we start to see a trend in unjustice and power abuse. This is where we start to see the beginning of dictatorship. (MORE)