[thuh-mis-tuh-kleez] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of themistocles

  • Themistocles was the first who clearly saw that the future of Athens lay on the sea.

  • But Themistocles was not the man to be hoodwinked by the simple cunning of the Spartans.

  • And as good success had Themistocles in his of the fox and hedgehog.

    The Praise of Folly

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • Look at the matter in your own way: Would you not admit that Themistocles was a good man?



  • The same tale might be repeated about Cimon, Themistocles, Miltiades.



British Dictionary definitions for themistocles


  1. ?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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Word Origin and History for 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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