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A Pythagorean philosopher and musician, 400 years before the Christian era.


An Athenian, said by Herodotus (viii. 17) to have been the bravest of his countrymen in the battle fought against the Persian fleet at Artemisium; and the Athenians are said by the same writer to have conducted themselves on that occasion with the greatest valour of any of the Greeks. This Clinias was the father of the celebrated Alcibiades (q.v.). He married Dinomaché, the daughter of Megacles, grandson to Agaristé, the daughter of Clisthenes, tyrant of Sicyon. He fell at the battle of Coronea.

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