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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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Nicias

(ˈnɪsɪəs)
n
(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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References in classic literature ?
Certainly we will, said Glaucon; and in a few minutes Polemarchus appeared, and with him Adeimantus, Glaucon's brother, Niceratus the son of Nicias, and several others who had been at the procession.
The Doctor looked up from his task; he was working away with a great chisel at the bottom of a boy's sailing boat, the lines of which he was no doubt fashioning on the model of one of Nicias's galleys.
There we are told that Alcibiades was the leader of the opposition to the Athenian treaty signed with Sparta in 421 B.C., which initiated the so-called Peace of Nicias before being abandoned in 414.
For example, Nicias says in the Laches that there is for him nothing unpleasant ([phrase omitted]) (45) to be put to the test by Socrates, and in the Theaetetus, Theodoras assures Socrates that Theaetetus will bear criticism of his views without anger.
One of the Athenian generals, Nicias, argues that the goal of
(28) Pericles's strategy was one of projecting maritime power as a means of coercing Sparta into peace, a strategy that ultimately succeeded in 421 with the Peace of Nicias, however imperfect Thucydides considered that peace to be.
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French tenor Jean-Francois Borras, in his much smaller role as the hedonistic Nicias, proved just fine; so did French Canadian soprano France Bellemare as his slave Crobyle, joining in happy duet with Megan Marino's Myrtale and trio with Deanna Breiwick's charmingly high-flying Charmeuse.