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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Themistocles 527?-460? B.C. Athenian military and political leader. After persuading the Athenians to build a navy, he led the new fleet to victory over Persia in the Battle of Salamis (480).

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  • n. Athenian statesman who persuaded Athens to build a navy and then led it to victory over the Persians (527-460 BC)

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