from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Athenian military and political leader who led the overthrow (403) of the tyrannical oligarchy established by the Spartans in Athens.


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  • Thus, too, Conon called Thrasybulus rash in counsel.


  • 'Twas no doubt this victory which gave a _spark of hope_ to the Athenians, who had suffered so cruelly during so many years; but Aristophanes declares that, in order to profit by this return of fortune, they must recall Thrasybulus, the deliverer of Athens in 401

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  • Miletus also counts as native sons Hippodamus, the first town-planner, and Thrasybulus, the tyrant and teacher of tyrants.

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  • Thrasybulus to take forty-seven ships of war and pick up the shipwrecked crews, and of the neglect of the two officers to carry out those orders.


  • Thrasybulus had gone Thrace-wards with thirty ships.


  • But by this time the small garrison above them had increased tenfold, until there were now something like seven hundred men collected in Phyle; and with these Thrasybulus one night descended.


  • With which condition of affairs here in Athens do you think will Thrasybulus and Anytus and the other exiles be the better pleased?


  • Presently Thrasybulus, with about seventy followers, sallied out from Thebes, and made himself master of the fortress of


  • Thrasybulus the Steirian to check them, with a fleet of forty sail.


  • Presently the vessels arrived, and he was on the point of putting out to sea with everything ready for action, when Theramenes, with a fleet of twenty ships from Macedonia, entered the port, and at the same instant Thrasybulus, with a second fleet of twenty sail from



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