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.
Seus representantes sao, na Antiguidade homerica, Aquiles e, entre os contemporaneos, o chefe espartano Brasidas
. Ha o tipo "homem de Estado eloquente e precavido"; seus representantes sao, na Antiguidade homerica, o grego Nestor, o troiano Antenor e, entre os contemporaneos, Pericles.
Why exclude famous republican statesmen and generals, such as Pericles of Athens and Brasidas
of Sparta, who were not without concern for others?
, 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.
(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).