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[foh-shee-uh n, -on]
  1. 402?–317 b.c., Athenian statesman and general.
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Examples from the Web for phocion

Historical Examples of phocion

  • Who wolde not wonder at the cleane and vncorrupt courage of this Phocion?

    Shakespeare Jest-Books;


  • Phocion compared the speeches of Leosthenes to cypress-trees.

    Familiar Quotations

    John Bartlett

  • Among the distinguished Athenians of the day, only Phocion's outshone it.

  • Like Phocion, he believed in the enemies of his country more than he believed in his own people.

  • They asked pardon of Phocion, and raised a statue to his honor.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)