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 Clench and Clinch.Cleon. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cleom’brotos (4 syl.).
 
A philosopher who so admired Plato’s Phœdon that he jumped into the sea in order to exchange this life for a better. He was called Ambracio’ta (of Ambra’cia), from the place of his birth in Eprus.   1
       
“He who to enjoy
       
Plato’s elysium, leaped into the sea.
Cleombrotus.”
       
Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 471–3.
 


 Clench and Clinch.Cleon. 

 
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