Harmodius And Aristogiton , two Athenians, commonly reckoned among the martyrs of liberty. Aristogiton had conceived a passion for Harmodius, a beautiful youth, in which Hipparchus, one of the Pisistratidae, was his rival. Stung by jealousy, in conjunction with Harmodius and others, he formed a conspiracy to destroy the tyrant during the Panathenaic festival, at which the conspirators were present, with their swords concealed in garlands of myrtle. The plot succeeded; but Harmodius was slain by the guards, and Aristogiton arrested, 514 B. C. When subjected to torture by Hippias, the brother of Hipparchus, he named as his accomplices the best friends of the tyrant, who were immediately put to death. On the expulsion of Hippias in 510, the Athenians paid distinguished honors to Harmodius and Aristogiton, erecting statues and singing hymns to their memory, and decreeing that no slave should bear their names. In 307, when the Athenians wished to pay the highest honors to Antigonus and his son Demetrius Poli-orcetes, they placed their statues near those of Harmodius and Aristogiton. To the mistress of Harmodius, who refused to disclose the names of the conspirators, was erected a tongueless statue, to commemorate the victory gained by woman over her love of talking.