Timoleon - Statesman of Syrakousai from 345 BC to 337 BC
Timoleon was a Greek statesman and general, who hailed from Corinth.

Because of the political problems facing Syracuse and the threat from Sparta, a group of Syracusans sent an appeal for help to Corinth which reached the city state in 344 BC. Timoleon was chosen by a unanimous vote to undertake the mission, and set sail for Sicily with seven ships, a few of the leading citizens of Corinth and 700 Greek mercenaries.

He defeated both Hicetas of Leontini and the Tyrant Dionysios II, and became the master of Syracuse. He at once began the work of restoration, bringing new settlers from the mother-city and from Greece generally, and establishing a popular government on the basis of the democratic laws of Diocles.

Timoleon retired into private life after he became blind some time before his death, but when important issues were under discussion he was carried to the assembly to give his opinion, which was usually accepted.
Statesman Timoleon of Syracuse

(1) Timoleon 344 - 336 BC
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