Lamachus


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Lamachus

 

Born circa 470 B.C.; died 414 B.C. Athenian military leader in ancient Greece. He participated in the Pontic expedition of Pericles (circa 444). Together with Alcibiades and Nicias he commanded the expedition to Sicily in 415 during the Peloponnesian War. He died in the early stages of the siege of Syracuse.

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And he was not invited to join the initial expedition to Sicily in 415; the post of |fighting' general went to the older and more experienced Lamachus. Yet we do get the feeling that Demosthenes was not over-popular in Athens - or not among the people who mattered.