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Themistocles: A Loyal Traitor

@inproceedings{Street2013ThemistoclesAL,
  title={Themistocles: A Loyal Traitor},
  author={A. Street},
  year={2013}
}
Themistocles is undoubtedly one of the greatest political and military figures of fifth century Athens, and while his life is certainly one worth remembering there is yet ambivalence as to how he should be remembered. It is apparent from ancient sources that even Themistocles’ contemporaries found it difficult to form a stable opinion of him as either good or bad; in the centuries since he lived there has remained conflict as to where his loyalties truly lay. There is still no clear answer to… Expand

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A whole series of Greeks, outstanding and ordinary, came to the king’s court in Persia in the classical period,1 but only one, Themistocles, is said to have learned the Persian language.2 AncientExpand