Zabecki, David T.
January 2011
Military History;Jan2011, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p42
The article recounts the life of Alcibiades Cleinoiu Scambonides, a general during the 5th century Before Christ (BC) who played a role during the 431-404 BC Peloponnesian War. He was a student of the best teachers in Athens, Greece, including Socrates, and later on served as a hoplite at the Battle of Potidaea and eventually a cavalryman. Also described is the political life of Alcibiades, who became a part of the Athenian ecclesia, including his relationships with Pericles, Nicias, Thucydides, and Lysander. INSET: A ROSTER OF FRIENDS, ALLIES AND ENEMIES.


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