While the trade and the manufacture were flourishing, the farmers constituted the Ektimoroi (citizens who did not own land but cultivated rich properties against rent) who because of their economic situation, in certain cases were forced to mortgage even themselves.
The discomfort of the farmers was exploited by nobleman Cyclon, unsuccessfully attempting in 636 b.c. to occupy the tyranny with a coup.
Contrary to him, his partisans did not accomplish to get away.
Even though they asked for asylum in the city, they were massacred following an order of the sovereign city of Megakli'.
This action of immunity, which remained known as the Cykoleon Agos, spread the curse and the punishment of the entire gender of Alkemonidon, in which Megakli's belong.