- active c515–c495 b.c., Athenian statesman.
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An oracle of this nature was perhaps more effectual than the sword of Clisthenes in preventing future assaults on the divine city!
Clisthenes, with the families expelled by Cleomenes, was recalled, and the republic of Athens was thus happily re-established.
It will be remembered that the Athenians were divided into ten tribes at the instigation of Clisthenes.
- a variant spelling of Cleisthenes
- 6th century bc, Athenian statesman: democratized the political structure of Athens