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[sahy-muh n]
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  1. 507–499 b.c., Athenian military leader, naval commander, and statesman (son of Miltiades).
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Historical Examples

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



  • But when all things were prepared, and the army ready to embark, Cimon had this dream.

  • Nor did any man ever do more than Cimon did to humble the pride of the Persian king.

  • Cimon, while he was admiral, ended his days in the Isle of Cyprus.

  • Cimon, strengthened with the accession of the allies, went as general into Thrace.

British Dictionary definitions for cimon


  1. died 449 bc, Athenian military and naval commander: defeated the Persians at Eurymedon (?466)
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