Timoleon of Corinth


Timoleon of Corinth

biographical name

(died after 337 BC) Greek statesman and general. When the city of Syracuse called to its mother city, Corinth, for help in overthrowing its tyrant, Dionysius II, Timoleon was chosen to lead the liberation force. By shrewd tactics he defeated the combined forces of the oppressor and his Carthaginian allies, who he confined to the western end of the island. He introduced constitutional safeguards and invited more Greek immigration. He retired in 337.

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