from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Athenian military and political leader who led the overthrow (403) of the tyrannical oligarchy established by the Spartans in Athens.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word Thrasybulus.


  • Thus, too, Conon called Thrasybulus rash in counsel.

    Rhetoric Aristotle 2002

  • 'Twas no doubt this victory which gave a _spark of hope_ to the Athenians, who had suffered so cruelly during so many years; but Aristophanes declares that, in order to profit by this return of fortune, they must recall Thrasybulus, the deliverer of Athens in 401

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2 446? BC-385? BC Aristophanes

  • Miletus also counts as native sons Hippodamus, the first town-planner, and Thrasybulus, the tyrant and teacher of tyrants.

    When Trouble in Athens Meant Sparta 2010

  • Thrasybulus to take forty-seven ships of war and pick up the shipwrecked crews, and of the neglect of the two officers to carry out those orders.

    Hellenica 2007

  • Thrasybulus had gone Thrace-wards with thirty ships.

    Hellenica 2007

  • But by this time the small garrison above them had increased tenfold, until there were now something like seven hundred men collected in Phyle; and with these Thrasybulus one night descended.

    Hellenica 2007

  • With which condition of affairs here in Athens do you think will Thrasybulus and Anytus and the other exiles be the better pleased?

    Hellenica 2007

  • Presently Thrasybulus, with about seventy followers, sallied out from Thebes, and made himself master of the fortress of

    Hellenica 2007

  • Thrasybulus the Steirian to check them, with a fleet of forty sail.

    Hellenica 2007

  • Presently the vessels arrived, and he was on the point of putting out to sea with everything ready for action, when Theramenes, with a fleet of twenty ships from Macedonia, entered the port, and at the same instant Thrasybulus, with a second fleet of twenty sail from

    Hellenica 2007


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.