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[sahy-muh n] /ˈsaɪ mən/
507–499 b.c, Athenian military leader, naval commander, and statesman (son of Miltiades). Unabridged
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  • In their distress they recalled Cimon, who was an excellent general, and implored him to take command of their forces.

    The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber
  • The same tale might be repeated about Cimon, Themistocles, Miltiades.

    Gorgias Plato
  • Great Athenians, like Cimon, were often able to sing and accompany themselves on the harp, or lyre as we should rather call it.

    The Chautauquan, Vol. III, December 1882 The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
  • Cimon, while he was admiral, ended his days in the Isle of Cyprus.

  • When Miltiades was dead, Cimon found that he could not receive his father's body for honorable interment unless he paid the fine.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • Cimon, strengthened with the accession of the allies, went as general into Thrace.

  • It was obvious to himself and to his party that, were Themistocles removed, Cimon would become the first citizen of Athens.

  • Nor did any man ever do more than Cimon did to humble the pride of the Persian king.

  • The wise Pisistratus had invented penalties—Cimon offered encouragement—to idleness.

  • But when all things were prepared, and the army ready to embark, Cimon had this dream.

British Dictionary definitions for Cimon


died 449 bc, Athenian military and naval commander: defeated the Persians at Eurymedon (?466)
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