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Clisthenes

[klahys-thuh-neez] /ˈklaɪs θəˌniz/
noun

Cleisthenes

or Clisthenes

[klahys-thuh-neez] /ˈklaɪs θəˌniz/
noun
1.
active c515–c495 b.c, Athenian statesman.
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  • An oracle of this nature was perhaps more effectual than the sword of Clisthenes in preventing future assaults on the divine city!

  • 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

/ˈklaɪsθəˌniːz/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Cleisthenes

Cleisthenes

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