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Themistocles

(c. 528–462 bc), Athenian statesman, who helped build up the Athenian fleet (see wooden walls), and defeated the Persian fleet at Salamis in 480. He was ostracized in 470, and ...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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52 words

... ( c . 528–462 bc ) Athenian statesman . He was instrumental in building up the Athenian fleet, which under his command defeated the Persian fleet at Salamis in 480. In the following years he lost influence, was ostracized in 470, and eventually fled to the Persians in Asia Minor, where he died....

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Andrew Robert Burn and P. J. Rhodes

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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...action at Sparta while the Athenians rebuilt their city walls), while the Delian League was built up by the pro-Spartan Cimon . In the main tradition the cunning, democratic Themistocles is opposed to the upright, aristocratic Aristides, but there are indications that Aristides was now a supporter rather than an opponent of Themistocles. About the end of the 470s Themistocles was ostracized, went to live at Argos, and ‘visited other places in the Peloponnese’ (Thuc. 1. 135. 3), where an anti-Spartan alliance was growing. When Sparta became alarmed, and...

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Andrew Robert Burn and P. J. Rhodes

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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2014
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...action at Sparta while the Athenians rebuilt their city walls), while the Delian League was built up by the pro-Spartan Cimon. In the main tradition the cunning, democratic Themistocles is opposed to the upright, aristocratic Aristides, but there are indications that Aristides was now a supporter rather than an opponent of Themistocles. About the end of the 470s Themistocles was ostracized ( see ostracism ), went to live at Argos, and ‘visited other places in the Peloponnese’ (Thuc. 1. 135. 3), where an anti-Spartan alliance was growing. When Sparta...

Themistocles

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Andrew Robert Burn and P. J. Rhodes

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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754 words

...action at Sparta while the Athenians rebuilt their city walls), while the Delian League was built up by the pro-Spartan Cimon . In the main tradition the cunning, democratic Themistocles is opposed to the upright, aristocratic Aristides, but there are indications that Aristides was now a supporter rather than an opponent of Themistocles. About the end of the 470s Themistocles was ostracized ( see ostracism ), went to live at Argos ( 1 ) , and ‘visited other places in the Peloponnese’ (Thuc. 1. 135. 3), where an anti-Spartan alliance was growing. When...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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2007
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533 words

...delaying action at Sparta while the Athenians rebuilt their city walls). At the same time the pro‐Spartan Cimon was building up the Delian League . In the main tradition the cunning, democratic Themistocles is opposed to the upright, aristocratic Aristides, but there are signs that Aristides was now a supporter rather than an opponent of Themistocles. Themistocles was ostracized c. 470 , went to live at Argos , and ‘visited other places in the Peloponnese’, where an anti‐Spartan alliance was growing. When Sparta became alarmed, and claimed to have evidence...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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... Themistocles c. 528 – 462 Greek historian and Athenian statesman The wooden wall is your ships. interpreting the words of the Delphic oracle to the Athenians, before the battle of Salamis in 480 bc Plutarch Parallel Lives ‘Themistocles’ bk. 2, ch. 1; see ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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2012
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...0 Themistocles c. 528 – c. 462 bc Greek historian and Athenian statesman The wooden wall is your ships. interpreting the words of the Delphic oracle to the Athenians, before the battle of Salamis in 480 bc Plutarch Parallel Lives ‘Themistocles’ bk. 2, ch. 1; according to Herodotus Histories bk. 7, sect. 141, the words of the prophetess at Delphi were: ‘Yet Zeus the all-seeing grants to Athene's prayer / That the wooden wall only shall not fall, but help you and your children’ wooden wall is your ships wooden wall is your ships wooden...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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95 words

... Themistocles c. 528 – c. 462 bc Athenian historian and statesman The wooden wall is your ships. interpreting the words of the Delphic oracle to the Athenians, before the battle of Salamis in 480 bc Plutarch Parallel Lives ‘Themistocles’ bk. 2, ch. 1; according to Herodotus Histories bk. 7, sect. 141, the words of the prophetess at Delphi were: ‘Yet Zeus the all-seeing grants to Athene's prayer / That the wooden wall only shall not fall, but help you and your children’ wooden wall is your ships wooden wall is your ships wooden wall...

Themi'stoclēs

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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...determined their strategy. But in 479 , although Themistocles was honoured at Sparta, the Athenian forces were commanded by Aristeides (1) and Xanthippus . After the Persian Wars, when the Spartans were hostile to the fortification of any Greek city, let alone Athens, Themistocles won fame for his delaying action during an embassy to Sparta while the Athenians rebuilt their own city walls. However he lost influence to the aristocratic Cimon , and a tradition also grew up of the democratic Themistocles being opposed to the aristocratic Aristeides. At the...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

... ( c. 528–462 bc ), Athenian statesman, who helped build up the Athenian fleet ( see wooden walls ), and defeated the Persian fleet at Salamis in 480 . He was ostracized in 470 , and eventually fled to the Persians in Asia...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • Andes • Hades , Mercedes • Archimedes • Thucydides • aphides • Eumenides , Parmenides • Maimonides , Simonides • Euripides • cantharides • Hesperides • Hebrides • Aristides , bona fides • Culdees • Alcibiades , Hyades, Pleiades • Cyclades • antipodes • Sporades • Ganges • Apelles • tales , Thales • Achilles , Antilles • Los Angeles • Ramillies • Pericles • isosceles • Praxiteles • Hercules • Empedocles • Sophocles • Damocles • Androcles • Heracles • Themistocles • Hermes • Menes • testudines • Diogenes • Cleisthenes • ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Themistocles  

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(c. 528–462 bc),Athenian statesman, who helped build up the Athenian fleet (see wooden walls), and defeated the Persian fleet at Salamis in 480. He was ostracized in 470, and eventually fled to the ...
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An Athenian tragic poet, probably of the 3rd cent. bc, is known almost exclusively from fragments quoted by Stobaeus. He wrote a Telephus and two historical plays, Themistocles (see Themistocles) ...
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Wooden horse an alternative name for the Trojan Horse. The Wooden Horse (1949) was the account by the writer Eric Williams of how he and two companions, when prisoners of war in Germany, successfully ...
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Aristides  

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An Athenian statesman and general of the 5th century bc, known as Aristides the Just. He commanded the Athenian army at the battle of Plataea, but came into conflict with Themistocles and was ...
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Salamis  

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An island in the Saronic Gulf in Greece, to the west of Athens. The strait between the island and the mainland was the scene in 480 bc of a crushing defeat of the Persian fleet under Xerxes I by the ...

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