- active c515–c495 b.c., Athenian statesman.
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Examples from the Web for cleisthenes
It was Cleisthenes who made Attica a democratic state; and thus it came about.Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)
It was also with Cleisthenes that the measure known as Ostracism originated.Greece
The historical demes were organised by Cleisthenes, on a local basis.Social Origins and Primal Law
The privileges of the Areopagus were Cleisthenes, Ephialtes.
The act of Cleisthenes seems to us a very drastic proceeding.Ancient Art and Ritual
Jane Ellen Harrison
- 6th century bc, Athenian statesman: democratized the political structure of Athens