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Brasidas

(bră`sĭdəs), d. 422 B.C., Spartan general in the Peloponnesian WarPeloponnesian War
, 431–404 B.C., decisive struggle in ancient Greece between Athens and Sparta. It ruined Athens, at least for a time. The rivalry between Athens' maritime domain and Sparta's land empire was of long standing. Athens under Pericles (from 445 B.C.
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. In 424 B.C. he saved MégaraMégara
, town (1991 pop. 25,061), E central Greece, on the Saronic Gulf. Wine, olive oil, and flour are produced. It is the site of the ancient town of Mégara, the capital of Mégaris, a small district between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf.
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 from Athenian attack, and then conducted an able campaign in Thrace, capturing AmphipolisAmphipolis
, ancient city of Macedonia, on the Strymon (Struma) River near the sea and NE of later Thessaloníki. The place was known as Ennea Hodoi [nine ways] before it was settled and was of interest because of the gold and silver and timber of Mt.
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 and other cities and greatly weakening the Athenian cause through his military successes and his eloquence and charm. In 422 he routed an Athenian army under CleonCleon
, d. 422 B.C., Athenian political leader. The son of a tanner, he had little education; nevertheless, he was a gifted speaker. He began his political career with a series of relentless attacks on Pericles. He was antagonistic to Sparta and successfully opposed (425 B.C.
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 that was attacking Amphipolis, but both he and Cleon were killed. Brasidas was one of the greatest Spartan commanders.
References in classic literature ?
To him we owe the Brasidas, the Dion, the Epaminondas, the Scipio of old, and I must think we are more deeply indebted to him than to all the ancient writers.
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.
Y Cleon y Brasidas [politicos de Atenas y Esparta, respectivamente, que se oponian a la concertacion de una paz entre ambas polis] se convierten en morteros y nada mas (97-98).
Why exclude famous republican statesmen and generals, such as Pericles of Athens and Brasidas of Sparta, who were not without concern for others?
Unlike Brasidas, the Spartan commander who may be compared to Achilles for his military valor, and unlike Pericles, the Athenian statesman who may be compared to both Nestor and Antenor for their wisdom in politics, Socrates is a Silenus without human parallel in either history or myth (221c8-d8).
Est naturelle celle qui a partout la meme force et ne depend pas de telle ou telle opinion; legale, celle qui a l'origine peut etre indifferemment ceci ou cela, mais qui une fois etablie, s'impose : par exemple, que la rancon d'un prisonnier est d'une mine, ou qu'on sacrifie une chevre et non deux moutons, et en outre toutes les dispositions legislatives portant sur des cas particuliers, comme par exemple le sacrifice en l'honneur de Brasidas et les prescriptions prises sous forme de decrets.
Although the play was firstly staged in 421 BC, at the great Dionysia -- a few months after the death of Cleon and the Spartan general Brasidas -- its themes and reflections on how all human beings desire peace and a life free of war and bloodshed are still very relevant today.
El ostracismo tambien valia para aquellos ciudadanos que ameritaban algun tipo de punicion por poner en riesgo la seguridad de la polis como es el caso del mismo historiador luego del fracaso de la mision contra el general espartano Brasidas y la captura de Anfipolis (26).
23) It was that ability that marks the extraordinary career of the Spartan general Brasidas, who led a Helot army--which by itself is an extraordinary comment on his leadership abilities, given the treatment the Spartans inflicted on their Helot serfs--from the Peloponnesus in a campaign against the Mhenians.
34) Sternberg cites instances of wounded men being carried out of the war spot: Sarpendon by his comrades (based on the Iliad), the heroic generals such as Brasidas, Epaminodas, Agesilans or Alexander the Great (according to ancient historians), and some rank-and-file hoplites (109).
12) None of the early sources on the cult of Neoptolemos describe him as unjustly killed, nor is he portrayed as a virtuous hero like Battos of Cyrene, nor as a military hero such as Brasidas in Thucydides.
Primorosos sao os discursos de Brasidas, nos quais se encontram perspectivas que estao alem de seu tempo; nem se deve dar menor valor ao discurso de Hermocrates em que se prediz o resultado ruinoso do empreendimento dos atenienses contra Siracusa, pelo mesmo motivo pelo qual se dera a funesta sorte dos persas.