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Themistocles

[thuh-mis-tuh-kleez]
noun
  1. 527?–460? b.c., Athenian statesman.
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  • But Themistocles was not the man to be hoodwinked by the simple cunning of the Spartans.

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

  • 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?

    Meno

    Plato

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

    Gorgias

    Plato


British Dictionary definitions for themistocles

Themistocles

noun
  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

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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