What Was the Government of Megara in Ancient Greece?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 11, 2020 7:51:37 PM ET

The ancient Greek city of Megara had a tyrannical government. Megara began its existence as a protectorate of Corinth, which directly ruled the city as one of its territories. In the 7th century B.C., the city staged a successful revolt against Corinthian rule and became a tyranny under its king, Theagenes.