Clisthenes

[ klahys-thuh-neez ]
/ ˈklaɪs θəˌniz /
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noun

Definition for clisthenes (2 of 2)

Cleisthenes

or Clis·the·nes

[ klahys-thuh-neez ]
/ ˈklaɪs θəˌniz /

noun

active c515–c495 b.c., Athenian statesman.
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Examples from the Web for clisthenes

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for clisthenes (1 of 2)

Clisthenes

/ (ˈklaɪsθəˌniːz) /

noun

a variant spelling of Cleisthenes

British Dictionary definitions for clisthenes (2 of 2)

Cleisthenes

/ (ˈklaɪsθəˌniːz) /

noun

6th century bc, Athenian statesman: democratized the political structure of Athens
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