- 527?–460? b.c., Athenian statesman.
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Themistocles is interesting, as Herodotus realized, precisely because he was not a martial hero.‘300’ Is a Misleading, Muscle-Bound Travesty of Ancient History
March 13, 2014
Themistocles was the first who clearly saw that the future of Athens lay on the sea.
But Themistocles was not the man to be hoodwinked by the simple cunning of the Spartans.
And as good success had Themistocles in his of the fox and hedgehog.The Praise of Folly
Look at the matter in your own way: Would you not admit that Themistocles was a good man?Meno
The same tale might be repeated about Cimon, Themistocles, Miltiades.Gorgias
- ?527–?460 bc, Athenian statesman, who was responsible for the Athenian victory against the Persians at Salamis (480). He was ostracized in 470
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