I use the pseudonym Themistocles frequently, partly because almost no American knew who he was, but largely due to him being a model for me due to his incredible intellect. The only place I’ve found where that name was taken is Steam (http://steamcommunity.com). He, not being a general, although he was a war hero, is almost unrecognized by Americans, along with many other heroic intellects such as Hypatia (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1186830/plotsummary), Zenobia of Palmyra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenobia), and Epictetus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epictetus). Although his amazing victory over the Persian King Xerxes’ fleet of over 1,200 ships with 371 combined Greek City States’ ships caused Herodotus to write the very first history of current events, like so many before and after him, he was simply too smart for a society as structured as Athens. Although theoretically a “democracy,” it was in fact almost totally rule bound and not at all amenable to the type of creative thinking that Themistocles and Socrates exhibited. Rather than experience death like Socrates, Themistocles, like many, many creative individuals left Athens, but unlike most, who settled primarily in Greek City States in Sicily or Southern Italy (below the Etruscan Empire’s range), he decided to go to Persia, where his old enemy, Xerxes, when he realized this was the incredibly brilliant fellow who had beaten his fleet at Salamis, offered him the rule over the city of Magnesia (where magnets of those days came from). He made Magnesia a terrific place. Unfortunately, the new 300 movie, which will cause a lot more Themistocles names to appear, depicts this wonderful mind as admittedly brilliant, but primarily a hero warrior, which he was not. It apparently is based on the Comic Book and is simply loaded with historical errors, for example, Xerxes was not a God King and the Greeks combined forces both at Thermopylae, where the Persians defeated the Spartan led army and throughout Greece, including Salamis. It wasn’t merely 50 Athenian ships but 371 from all over Greece according to Herodotus. Anyway, that is something of a bit of history about who I’ve taken as a pseudonym and why, and also why you are going to see more examples of that name now, so, don’t think the new ones are me.