Themistocles name of great Athenian political leader, from Gk. Themistokles, lit. "famed in law and right," from themis "custom, law, right" (see THEMIS (Cf. Themis)) + -kles (see DAMOCLES (Cf. Damocles)).

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  • Themistocles — (Greek: polytonic|Θεμιστοκλῆς; c. 524 ndash;459 BC [Hornblower and Spawforth (1998) s.v. Themistocles. Secondary sources vary on the dates of birth and death. Other dates often given are 525/523 460 BC.] ) was an Athenian soldier and statesman.… …   Wikipedia

  • Themistocles — [thə mis′tə klēz΄] 525 ?460? B.C.; Athenian statesman & naval commander …   English World dictionary

  • Themistocles — /theuh mis teuh kleez /, n. 527? 460? B.C., Athenian statesman. * * * born с 524 died с 460 BC Athenian politician and naval strategist. As archon (493) he built defensible harbours at Piraeus. In 483 he persuaded the assembly to increase the… …   Universalium

  • THEMISTOCLES — I. THEMISTOCLES Archon Athenis, Olympiad. 108. An. 2. II. THEMISTOCLES Neoclis filius, ex matre Halicarnaslia, Athenitnsis clarissimus, qui cum adolescentiam in omni luxûs lasciviaeque genere peregislet, tandem cum in virum evasislet, iuventutis… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Themistocles, S. — S. Themistocles (21. Dec.), ein Hirte und Martyrer in Lycien, ließ sich lieber selbst foltern und tödten, als daß er den Zufluchtsort eines andern Christen, der ihm bekannt war, verrathen hätte. Seine Geburts und wahrscheinlich auch Leidensstätte …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Themistocles — biographical name circa 524 circa 460 B.C. Athenian general & statesman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • THEMISTOCLES —    celebrated Athenian general and statesman; rose to political power on the ostracism of Aristides, his rival; persuaded the citizens to form a fleet to secure the command of the sea against Persian invasion; commanded at Salamis, and routed the …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Themistocles — The•mis•to•cles [[t]θəˈmɪs təˌkliz[/t]] n. anh big 527?–460? b.c., Athenian statesman …   From formal English to slang

  • Themistocles — /θəˈmɪstəkliz/ (say thuh mistuhkleez) noun 527?–460? BC, Athenian statesman …   Australian English dictionary

  • Themistocles — noun Athenian statesman who persuaded Athens to build a navy and then led it to victory over the Persians (527 460 BC) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader …   Useful english dictionary

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