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Cleon

[klee-on]
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noun
  1. died 422 b.c., Athenian general and political opponent of Pericles.
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  • The more Cleon objected, the more they shouted that he should go.

  • Encouraged by the shouts of the multitude, who were crying to Cleon, "Why don't you go and do it?"

  • But the great object of Cleon and Demosthenes was to take them alive.

  • But it is this quality, Cleon continues, which makes man a failure.

  • Such references as there are to Cleon in this play are noteworthy.

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    Aristophanes


British Dictionary definitions for cleon

Cleon

noun
  1. died 422 bc, Athenian demagogue and military leader
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Word Origin and History for cleon

Cleon

masc. proper name, from Latinized form of Greek kleon, kleos "fame" (see Clio).

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