Themistocles is interesting, as Herodotus realized, precisely because he was not a martial hero.
And so Themistocles, when quite a lad, said he had done nothing remarkable, for he was not yet envied.
So no one got the first prize, but special honours were paid to Themistocles.
Themistocles said to Antiphales, "Time, young man, has taught us both a lesson."
It is stated that Themistocles was here joined by his wife and children.
The king became so attached to him, that Themistocles was always in his company.
It is true the mother of Themistocles was an alien, but her son was Themistocles.
It was obvious to himself and to his party that, were Themistocles removed, Cimon would become the first citizen of Athens.
But Themistocles was not the man to be hoodwinked by the simple cunning of the Spartans.
So the well-known gifts of the king of Persia to Themistocles.