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===A True Greek Tragedy===
300px|thumbnail|left|Modern Depiction of Themistocles in Obeisance before Artaxerxes I]]
In the days following the Greek victory at Salamis, there was no Greek more revered and honored than Themistocles. In their awards ceremony for the victors, the Spartans gave Themistocles second prize for the guile and cunning he employed at Salamis and the only reason he did not win the first prize was because he was not a Spartan. <ref> Jordan, Borimir. “The Honors for Themistocles after Salamis.” <i>American Journal of Philology.</i> 109 (1988) pgs. 551-53</ref> Unfortunately for Themistocles, though, the honeymoon did not last long.