Aegospotami


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Aegospotami

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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AFTER AEGOSPOTAMI, ALCIBIADES' many enemies coalesced against him: Lysander and Agis in Sparta; Critias, the dominant figure among the Thirty Tyrants put in charge of Athens by the Spartans; and finally the Persians, who could not afford to harbor him lest doing so damage their peace pact with Sparta.
(37) Conon had saved some thirty ships after the Athenian disaster at Aegospotami and taken shelter in Cyprus.
But the end came after his good advice was ignored by the Athenian commander at Aegospotami. The Athenian fleet was utterly destroyed and Athens was at the mercy of Sparta.
(66.) Herodotus 6.115; a shield-signal raised in scouting ships helped to win the battle of Aegospotami (405 B.C.), which virtually ended the Peloponnesian War: Xen.