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Themistocles (ca. 528 BC-462 BC) was a leader in the Athenian democracy during the Persian War[?]. Themistocles favored the expansion of the navy to meet the Persian threat and persuaded the Athenians to spend the surplus generated by their silver mines on building new ships - the Athenian navy grew from 70 to 200 ships.
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Themistocles was ostracized at the end of the 470s. After living for some time at Argos he was driven by Spartan pressure to the Persian empire, where Artaxerxes I made him governor of Magnesia.

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