Themistocles

[ thuh-mis-tuh-kleez ]
/ θəˈmɪs təˌkliz /
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noun

527?–460? b.c., Athenian statesman.
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Themistocles

/ (θəˈmɪstəˌkliːz) /

noun

?527–?460 bc, Athenian statesman, who was responsible for the Athenian victory against the Persians at Salamis (480). He was ostracized in 470
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Themistocles


name of great Athenian political leader, from Greek Themistokles, literally "famed in law and right," from themis "custom, law, right" (see Themis) + -kles (see Damocles).

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