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(Placename) a river of ancient Thrace that flowed into the Hellespont. At its mouth the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians in 405 bc, ending the Peloponnesian War
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(ˌi gəsˈpɒt əˌmaɪ)

a river in ancient Thrace, flowing into the Hellespont.
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Noun1.Aegospotami - a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day TurkeyAegospotami - a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its mouth in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
2.Aegospotami - a river in ancient Thrace (now Turkey)Aegospotami - a river in ancient Thrace (now Turkey); in the mouth of this river the Spartan fleet under Lysander destroyed the Athenian fleet in the final battle of the Peloponnesian War (404 BC)
Peloponnesian War - a war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta; 431-404 BC
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But soon enough his Thracian gig was up, too, especially after the Athenian defeat at Aegospotami in 405, where the Spartans under Lysander wiped out the entire Athenian fleet of 160 triremes and put to death more than 3,000 Athenian captives.
(4) Yet the fifth-century BCE naval battles of Salamis, Mycale, Arginusae, and Aegospotami involved fleet actions aimed at removing the opposing fleet from the sea--with some or a complete measure of success.
Although most histories of the Peloponnesian War encompass the intervening decade of uneasy peace that followed and Sparta's eventual defeat of Athens at the great sea battle of Aegospotami in 405 BC, Lendon ends his history with the Peace of Nicias in 421 BC, when the Athenians were up.
Who can forget the Battle of Aegospotami in 405BC when the Spartans gave the Athenian navy a right royal hiding?