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Brasidas
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(Βρασίδας; Brasídas). Son of the respected Spartiate Tellis, who was one of those who took the oath sealing the Peace of Nicias in 421 BC (Thuc. 2,25; 5,19; 24).B. distinguished himself right at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War when he freed the Messenian coastal city of Methone which was surrounded by Athenians. That was probably the reason for his appointment in 431/30 as eponymous ephor (Diod. Sic. 12,43,2) and military ‘adviser’ at a relatively young age.

In 429 he was adviser to admiral  Cnemus in the so-called second sea battle of Naupactus and in an …

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum), “Brasidas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e219780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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