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Thrasybulus(thrăs'əbyo͞o`ləs), d. c.389 B.C., Athenian statesman. A strong supporter of the democratic and anti-Spartan party, he successfully opposed (411 B.C.) the oligarchical Four Hundred and later had AlcibiadesAlcibiades
, c.450–404 B.C., Athenian statesman and general. Of the family of Alcmaeonidae, he was a ward of Pericles and was for many years a devoted attendant of Socrates. He turned to politics after the Peace of Nicias (421 B.C.
..... Click the link for more information. recalled. In the Peloponnesian War he fought at Cyzicus (410; now in Turkey) and Arginusae (406). Banished by the Thirty TyrantsThirty Tyrants,
oligarchy of ancient Athens (404–403 B.C.). It was created by Lysander under Spartan auspices after the Peloponnesian War. Critias and Theramenes were prominent members. It was overthrown at Piraeus (now Piraiévs) by Thrasybulus.
..... Click the link for more information. , he obtained the help of exiles in Thebes, marched with his force from Phyle to Piraeus, and overthrew (403) the Thirty. He was leading a campaign in a new war against Sparta when the excesses of his troops so outraged the citizens of Aspendus (now in Turkey) that they murdered him.
Died 388 B.C. Athenian military commander and political figure during the Peloponnesian War (431–404 B.C.).
Thrasybulus was the leader of a democratic faction in Athens. In 411 B.C., he took command in the struggle against the oligarchical regime of the Thirty Tyrants, as a result of which democracy was restored in late 404 B.C. In 389–388, while in command of the Athenian Navy, he established Athenian influence and democratic regimes in Thrace, on the Aegean islands, and in the Greek cities of Asia Minor.