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 (ăl′sə-bī′ə-dēz′) 450?-404 bc.
Athenian politician and general whose brilliant military career foundered during the Peloponnesian War (431-404), during which he changed allegiance three times.


(Biography) 450–404 bc, Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War: brilliant, courageous, and unstable, he defected to the Spartans in 415, but returned and led the Athenian victories at Abydos (411) and Cyzicus (410)
ˌAlciˌbiaˈdean adj


(ˌæl səˈbaɪ əˌdiz)

450?–404 B.C., Athenian politician and general.
Al`ci•bi`a•de′an, adj.
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After an elementary introduction to Thucydides' unique historiography, Nichols offers five chapters following chronological order: Perikles and his idealized Athenians; the juxtaposed treatment of Mytilene and Plataia, two dependent states; the Spartan commander Brasidas and war propaganda proclaiming the liberation of Hellenes; the disastrous Athenian aggression against the Sicilians; and later oscillations of the Athenian Alkibiades and Athenian fortunes.
Aristophanes does deign to refer implicitly to their colleagues Nikias (363, 639) and Alkibiades (145-7), but without the venom that characterised his tirade against Kleon in the previous decade.
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Plato's works listed in their traditional order are Euthyphro^On (Euthyphro), Apologia So^Okratous (Apology), Crito^On (Crito), Phaedo^On (Phaedo), Cratylos (Cratylus), Theaetetos (Theaetetus), Sophistes (Sophist), Politikos (Statesman), Parmenides, Philebos (Philebus), Symposion (Symposium), Phaedros (Phaedrus), Alkibiades (Alcibiades), Hipparchos (Hipparchus), Erastai (Lovers), Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Euthydemos (Euthydemus), Pro^Otagoras, Gorgias, Meno^On (Meno), Hippias Meizo^On (Hippias Major), Hippias Elatto^On (Hippias Minor), Io^On, Menexenos (Menexenus), Politeia (Republic), Timaeos (Timeaus), Critias, Nomoi (Laws), and Epinomis .