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Cimon of Athens: Terror of the Persians and Great Statesman

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Athens produced many outstanding individuals, and one of the most remarkable was Cimon. A leading political and military figures of his day, Cimon left an indelible mark on Athens and Greece. Cimon’s Early Career Cimon (510-451 BC) was the son of the great Athenian general Miltiades, who

The Rise of Themistocles (part 2)

In a previous article we discussed one of Greece’s most notable and successful general and statesman. It was none other than, Themistocles, who from early on seemed bound for great deeds. During the time of early democracy in Athens he appealed to the average citizen and consequentially wielded great influence in Athenian politics. As one