Themistocles

Themistocles

[thuh-mis-tuh-kleez]
noun
527?–460? b.c, Athenian statesman.
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Themistocles (θəˈmɪstəˌkliːz)
 
n
?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 Gk. Themistokles, lit. "famed in law and right," from themis "custom, law, right" (see Themis) + -kles (see Damocles).
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