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 Thirty.Thirty Years’ War. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Thirty Tyrants.
The thirty magistrates appointed by Sparta over Athens, at the termination of the Peloponnesian war. This “reign of terror,” after one year’s continuance, was overthrown by Thrasybu’los (B.C. 403).   1
   The Thirty Tyrants of the Roman empire. So those military usurpers are called who endeavoured, in the reigns of Vale’rian and Gallie’nus (253–268), to make themselves independent princes. The number thirty must be taken with great latitude, as only nineteen are given, and their resemblance to the thirty tyrants of Athens is extremely fanciful. They were—   2
In the East.
(1) Cyri’ads.
(2) Macria’nus.
(3) Balista.
(4) Odena’thus.
(5) Zeno’bia.
In the West.
(8)Victori’nus and his mother Victoria.
(14)Saturni’nus in Pontus.
(15)Trebellia’nus in Isauria.
(16)Piso in Thessaly.
(17)Va’lens in Achaia.
(18)Æmilia’nus in Egypt.
(19)Celsus in Africa.

 Thirty.Thirty Years’ War. 


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