because he must remain at his post where the god has placed him, as he remained at Potidaea
, and Amphipolis, and Delium, where the generals placed him.
As a defensive measure, the Athenians attacked their own ally Potidaea
, which they believed was too closely connected to Corinth, which was its mother city as well, an action that only further enraged the Corinthians.
Characteristic is the example of Xenophon, Hestiodorus and Phanomachus, the Athenian generals who besieged Potidaea
in 429 BC, who were accused because they signed a treaty with the Potideans without consulting the sovereign assembly (Thuc.
They say they have found evidence in northern Greece that the event in 479 saved the village of Potidaea
Writing of the limping Oedipus and Philoctetes with his infected foot, Vickers asserts that "the serious wound that Alcibiades received at Potidaea
(Plutarch's Life of Alcibiades, 7.
It deals with the accusation of blasphemy leveled against the Athenians after their siege of Potidaea
Forget that a quarter of the population of Athens (including Pericles) died within four years from a mysterious plague; forget that entire cities--including Potidaea
, Mytilene, Plataea, Scione, and Melos--were either brutally conquered or simply razed; forget that almost 40,000 Athenians and their allies perished on Sicily, or that dramatic masterpieces--Trojan Women, Oedipus Rex, Acharnians and others--grew out of the ordeal.
25 This scene ironically inverts Plutarch's account of how Socrates, having saved Alcibiades' life in a battle against Potidaea
during the Peloponnesian Wars, supported the Athenian generals in giving Alcibiades the honor of having saved Socrates' life.
For in the only two dialogues in which Plato shows Socrates voluntarily leaving the city (in contrast to his military service at Potidaea
and Delium), the Parmenides and the Phaedrus, Plato shows that Socrates is drawn out of Athens by a desire to hear what another has written.
6) His Pentecontaetia, or history of the fifty years between the end of the Persian Wars and the crises over Corcyra and Potidaea
at the outbreak of the Second Peloponnesian War, was designed to prove that thesis.
In the fifteenth, in the forty-eighth year of the priestess-ship of Chrysis at Argos, in the ephorate of Aenesias at Sparta, in the last month but two of the archonship of Pythodorus at Athens, and six months after the battle of Potidaea
, just at the beginning of spring (Thuc.