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→ Summary.

Introduction: Cimon’s Family and Character.

Cimon’s Early Career.

Cimon’s Successes.

The Beginning of Conflict with the Democrats.

Democratic Reforms Behind Cimon’s Back.

The Reforms that Cimon Opposed.

Cimon’s Last Years and Death.

Secondary Works Cited.

Index of Citations

General Index

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Christopher W. Blackwell, edition of January 31, 2003

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Cimon, son of Miltiades (father) and Hegesipyle (mother), was a prominent Athenian in the first half of the 5th century BCE. He was instrumental in leading Athens to a dominant position in the Greek world after the Persian Wars, and he opposed the more radical democratic reforms of Ephialtes and Pericles, particularly their reform of the Court of the Areopagus.

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