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Ni·ci·as(nĭsh′ē-əs, nĭs′-) Died 413 bc.
Athenian general and politician who arranged (421) a briefly observed truce with Sparta during the Peloponnesian War and was captured and killed during his command of the siege of Syracuse.
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(Biography) died 414 bc, Athenian statesman and general. He ended the first part of the Peloponnesian War by making peace with Sparta (421)
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