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date: 05 December 2022

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, Athenian general, late 5th–early 4th cent. BCE

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, Athenian general, late 5th–early 4th cent. BCE
  • C. J. Tuplin

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Athenian general. First attested at *Naupactus (414) (Thuc. 7. 31) and *Corcyra (411/410), he was re-elected stratēgos on *Alcibiades' restoration (407/406) and after Notium reorganized the fleet. Blockaded in *Mytilene, he survived the witch-hunt after the resultant battle of *Arginusae (406). When *Lysander pounced at Aegospotami (405) he escaped, re-emerging from self-imposed exile with *Evagoras of Cyprus as a Persian fleet-commander (397). Despite financial problems (he protested personally to *Artaxerxes (2) II) operations flourished, culminating in Sparta's defeat at *Cnidus (394), and he returned home (393), bringing money for fortifications and mercenaries (cf. RO 8, 9 = Harding 12D, 17). Suspected of promoting Athenian imperial ambitions at Persia's expense, he was arrested by Tiribazus but escaped to Cyprus; see Tod 128, comm. He died shortly afterwards, leaving his son *Timotheus (2) a wealthy man.

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  • Greek History and Historiography

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