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Clisthenes

[klahys-thuh-neez]
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noun
  1. Cleisthenes.
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Cleisthenes

or Clis·the·nes

[klahys-thuh-neez]
noun
  1. active c515–c495 b.c., Athenian statesman.
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Historical Examples

  • An oracle of this nature was perhaps more effectual than the sword of Clisthenes in preventing future assaults on the divine city!

    Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Clisthenes, with the families expelled by Cleomenes, was recalled, and the republic of Athens was thus happily re-established.

  • It will be remembered that the Athenians were divided into ten tribes at the instigation of Clisthenes.


British Dictionary definitions for clisthenes

Clisthenes

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Cleisthenes
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Cleisthenes

noun
  1. 6th century bc, Athenian statesman: democratized the political structure of Athens
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