Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Plutarch’s Lives – Themistocles

We have previously discussed Plutarch’s Lives as well as Plutarch himself. Please refer to these prior posts for more information on both.  As to Themistocles, we have yet much to learn.

Themistocles was an Athenian politician and general who lived approximately from c. 524-459BC.  His name means “Glory of the Law”.  He was one of the non-aristrocratic politicians who rose to prominence as a populist in the early Athenian democracy.  His mark on the city state was in increasing the naval power.  This is often attributed to having defeated the Persians in their second attempt to conquer Greece.


Plutarch’s Lives, Themistocles may be read here:


Alternatively, a short biography of him may be listened to here:

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