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Themistocles

(c. 524—459 bc) Athenian statesman


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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 Persians in Asia Minor.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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