I need help to understand a passage from Smith's "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities". I was reading the article TYRANNUS and stumbled upon a passage from Herodotus with no translation accompanying it:
The name of tyrant wa originally so far from denoting a person who abused his power, or treated his subjects with cruelty, that Peisistratus is praised by Thucycides (vi. 54) for the moderation of his government; and Herodotus says, he governed οὒτε τιμὰς τὰς ἐούτας αυνταράξας, οὔτε θέσμια μεταλλάξας, ἐπί τε τοἵσι κατεστεῶσι ενεμε τὴν πόλιν κοσμέων καλῶς τε καὶ εῦ.
I used the web-site TypeGreek to transcribe the text and probably made errors when trying to transcribe it (especially the diacritics gave me some problems). The original dictionary-article with the Greek passage can be found at ancientlibrary.com
Thanks in advance for your help,