Ostraka for Themistocles

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Mark Cartwright
published on 14 December 2014
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Pottery ostraka identifying Themistocles, 482 BCE. These were used in Athens to vote a particular citizen to be ostracised from the polis. From a well on the north slope of the acropolis of Athens. (Museum of the Ancient Agora, Athens)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2014, December 14). Ostraka for Themistocles. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3331/ostraka-for-themistocles/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Ostraka for Themistocles." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 14, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3331/ostraka-for-themistocles/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Ostraka for Themistocles." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Dec 2014. Web. 03 Aug 2021.