- died 422 b.c., Athenian general and political opponent of Pericles.
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Contemporary Examples of cleon
At an unaccredited college in Utah that was founded by acolytes of right-wing conspiracy-theorist crackpot Cleon Skousen.Various Bits of Romney-Ryan Bashing All Rolled Into One Post!
October 11, 2012
Historical Examples of cleon
Encouraged by the shouts of the multitude, who were crying to Cleon, "Why don't you go and do it?"
The more Cleon objected, the more they shouted that he should go.
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.Introduction to Robert Browning
Such references as there are to Cleon in this play are noteworthy.Peace
- died 422 bc, Athenian demagogue and military leader
masc. proper name, from Latinized form of Greek kleon, kleos "fame" (see Clio).