Despite being the most brilliant Athenian military general and wisest statesman of his time, his fellow Athenians identified Phocion most of all with his incorruptible moral integrity, thus earning

One of the most controversial figures of ancient Athens, Themistocles rose from relatively modest beginnings to become a powerful statesman and strategoi (military general).

It’s difficult to imagine the Golden Age of Athens without a leader like Pericles at the helm.

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