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Themistocles

[thuh-mis-tuh-kleez] /θəˈmɪs təˌkliz/
noun
1.
527?–460? b.c, Athenian statesman.
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  • But Themistocles was not the man to be hoodwinked by the simple cunning of the Spartans.

  • Themistocles was the first who clearly saw that the future of Athens lay on the sea.

  • And as good success had Themistocles in his of the fox and hedgehog.

    The Praise of Folly Desiderius Erasmus
  • Look at the matter in your own way: Would you not admit that Themistocles was a good man?

    Meno Plato
  • The same tale might be repeated about Cimon, Themistocles, Miltiades.

    Gorgias Plato
  • Critobulus continued, “What was it that Themistocles did to make himself so esteemed?”

  • In that sense I think it was young in the time of Themistocles and Aeschylus.

  • He stole lots of things, Themistocles did; but Papa found him out.

    The Peace Egg and Other tales Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • So no one got the first prize, but special honours were paid to Themistocles.

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Themistocles

/θəˈmɪstəˌkliːz/
noun
1.
?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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Word Origin and History for Themistocles

name of great Athenian political leader, from Greek Themistokles, literally "famed in law and right," from themis "custom, law, right" (see Themis) + -kles (see Damocles).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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