Definition of Themistocles
1. Noun. Athenian statesman who persuaded Athens to build a navy and then led it to victory over the Persians (527-460 BC).
Lexicographical Neighbors of Themistocles
Literary usage of Themistocles
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1900)
"The designed new temple (of themistocles or Cimon f) ; remains of its ... It was probably when themistocles was still their guiding statesman that the plan ..."
2. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1913)
"It was probably when themistocles tides or was st'" their guiding statesman ... OSTRACISM AND DEATH OF themistocles For some years themistocles divided the ..."
3. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"themistocles who conceived the design of supplanting the Lacedaemonians, ... themistocles therefore having taken him aside, told him that the design he had ..."
4. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest. With by William Smith (1897)
"Describe the artifice of themistocles at this crisis, r.nd its success. § 8. ... Who became opponents of themistocles ?—How did that statesman give offense? ..."
5. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1815)
"themistocles likewise obtained a decree, that every year they should build 20 vessels ... themistocles, * who conceived the design of supplanting the Lace- ..."
6. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"His principal rival, Aristides, was ostracized in 483 BC, after which themistocles became the foremost statesman of Athens. He was elected archon eponymus ..."
7. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch (1914)
"themistocles I. In the case of themistocles,1 his family was too obscure to further ... Phanias, however, writes that the mother of themistocles was not a ..."