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  Battle of Aegospotami
The battle of Aegospotami in 405 BC was the destruction of the Athenian navy in the Peloponnesian War, and led directly to Athens' final defeat by Sparta in the following year.
After the Athenian victory at the Arginusae Islands[?], Conon took the fleet to the small river mouth at Aegospotami in the Hellespont.
The Spartan fleet was close by on the opposite side of the Hellespont, and for four days Conon rowed his fleet over to it, trying to engage the Spartans, who for their part stayed put.
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In 413, on the suggestion of Alcibiades, he fortified Decelea in Attica, where he remained directing operations until, after the battle of Aegospotami (405), he took the leading part in the blockade of Athens, which was ended in spring 404 by the surrender of the city.
At this time the state had been brought to the brink of ruin by the growth of avarice and luxury; there was a glaring inequality in the distribution of land and wealth, and the number of full citizens had sunk to 700, of whom about 100 practically monopolized the land.
Though reared in the height of luxury he at once determined to restore the traditional institutions of Lycurgus, with the aid of Lysander, a descendant of the victor of Aegospotami, and Mandrocleidas, a man of noted prudence and courage; even his mother, the wealthy Agesistrata, threw herself heartily into the cause.
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The differentiations into opposites which Air may undergo are, as Anaxagoras had taught, infinite in number; but all may be reduced to the primary opposition of rare and dense.
So for this reason, Diogenes of Apollonia is credited as having the earliest documented modern explanation of meteorites, and the Diogenite petrologic class is named after him.
Nevertheless, Anaxagoras proved to be more insightful, thought the fall at AEGOSPOTAMI was the first properly explained fall and this was by Diogenes.
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 Amazon.com: "Battle of Aegospotami": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
He was captured by the Spartans at the Battle of Aegospotami in 405 B.C. but his life was spared.
In this case, the signal for the surprise attack was a bronze shield flashed in the sunlight.
CHAPTER 2 The siege of Syracuse, 415-413 B.C., and the Battle of Aegospotami, 405 B.C. N o sooner had the Peace of Nicias been concluded than Argos refused to renew her treaty with...
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 cars - Conon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Conon was an Athenian general at the end of the Peloponnesian War, in charge during the decisive loss of the navy at the battle of Aegospotami.
There it took a strong defensive position at Lampsacus and the Athenians, as they could not lure them out, retreated to Aegospotami.
Alcibiades came to warn them of the danger of their position, as they were at an open beach without harbors, and advised them to move to Sestos about two miles distant where they were retrieving supplies from, but was ignored and perhaps ridiculed.
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 Victor Davis Hanson on Peloponnesian War on National Review Online
After the formal capitulation of spring 404, it was replaced by a narrow and mean-spirited oligarchy (the Thirty Tyrants), as Athens' old tributary subjects abroad were "liberated" and left to their own devices.
Aegospotami marks the of?cial end of direct Athenian-Spartan hostilities, yet the war was not formally concluded until a besieged Athens gave up the democracy in spring 404.
Perhaps as he toiled in the 390s to finish up his grand tale of Athenian folly and its inevitable punishment and decline, the resurrected democracy instead right before his eyes arose from the ashes of war and oligarchy, calling into question many of the historian's sweeping pessimistic judgments forged during his wartime exile.
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 Leaders and Battles: Aegospotami,
The Athenian fleet was lying at AEgospotami, opposite Lampsacus, where Lysander was stationed.
For four days in succession the Athenian admiral crossed the straits, and endeavoured, but in vain, to bring on a general action.
This disaster destroyed the naval power of Athens, and was soon followed by the end of the Peloponnesian War.
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 Lysander - Phantis
395 BC) was the commander of the Spartan fleet which was victorious against the Athenians at Aegospotami in 405 BC.
Spartan law forbade him from serving a second term so he was nominally second in command, but the de facto Spartan leader, at the Battle of Aegospotami in which the Athenian fleet was destroyed (405 BC).
This action effectively starved Athens into surrender by shutting the grain route through the Hellespont.
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 Battle of Aegospotami - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Aegospotami was the last major battle of the Peloponnesian War.
The generals, however, declined this offer and rejected his advice, and Alcibiades returned home.
Two accounts of the battle of Aegospotami exist.
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 Greek Philosophy: Socrates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 411 an oligarchy ("rule by a few") was instituted in Athens in an attempt to secure financial support from Persia, but this did not work out and the democracy was soon restored.
In 405 the last Athenian fleet was destroyed in the battle of Aegospotami by a Spartan commander, and the city was besieged and forced to surrender in 404.
Sparta set up an oligarchy of Athenian nobles (among them Critias, a former associate of Socrates and a relative of Plato), which because of its brutality became known as the Thirty Tyrants.
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 Peloponnesian war
The end for Athens came in 405, when the Spartan navy under Lysander decisively defeated the Athenians in the battle of Aegospotami.
Lysander made a surprise attack on the Athenian ships at Aegospotami while the crews were dispersed on land.
All but nine of the Athenian ships were lost, and several thousand Athenians and their allies were slain.
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 Dictionary.com/Word of the Day Archive/contemporaneous
As a version of female power, Spiritualism and its sister, the Victorian flowering of occult magic, became a handmaid of the vigorous contemporaneous crusade for female emancipation.
The Greek chronicler Polybius, recording the sack of Rome by Gauls in 387 BC, notes laboriously that it was contemporaneous with the peace of Antalcidas and the siege of Rhegium by Dionysius, and that it happened nineteen years after the battle of Aegospotami and sixteen years before the battle of Leuctra.
As a result of this focus on radical individuality, a composer's music was expected to differ stylistically from the music of all earlier composers and also from that of other contemporaneous writers, and it was judged in large part by the extent to which it moved forward, breaking new stylistic ground.
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 Aegospotami - Encyclopediak
AEgospotami, a town on the eastern coast of the Thracian Chersonese, where in 405 B. the Spartan fleet under the command of Lysander surprised and defeated the Athenian fleet.
This battle ended the Peloponnesian War and marked the beginning of Spartan supremacy in Greece.
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 Detail Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
But Lysander kept his fleet inside the harbor's defenses, which the Athenians were unwilling to attack.
Returning late in the day to Aegospotami, the Athenians beached their ships and went ashore for firewood and food.
On the fifth evening the Athenian crews beached their ships as usual at Aegospotami and went ashore.
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 Ancient Greece Greek History - Significance of Pericles' Death
Repeated opportunities to accept terms of peace after the battles of Pylos (425), Arginusae (406) and Aegospotami (405) were ignored by the inefficient Athenian demos eventually resulting in the devastation of the once dominant city-state.
Internal political strife can also be attributed to the presence of Nicias, a conservative aristocrat, who intensely opposed the aggressive policies of the populist leaders.
They then refused his advice prior to the Battle of Aegospotami (406) and suffered the concluding defeat of the war.
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 Lysander Summary
His friends and Cyrus clamored for the reappointment of Lysander, and he was sent as nominal second-in-command but with actual full power.
With Cyrus's subsidies Lysander manned 200 ships and advanced to the Dardanelles, where his threat to Athens's supplies from the Black Sea brought the Athenian fleet to a beach two miles away at Aegospotami.
395 BC, Greek:Λύσανδρος) was the commander of the Spartan fleet which was victorious against the Athenians at Aegospotami in 405 BC.
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 Victor Davis Hanson on war on National Review Online
Fifth-century Athens flourished on the principles of radical democracy and overseas imperialism — a devil's bargain that empowered the underclass at home by extracting capital for it from subject states abroad.
Yet the bitter defeat at Aegospotami at the end of the Peloponnesian War —; and the final dismantling of the Athenian navy — disabused Athenians of their credence in the once-grand overseas imperialism that had slaughtered Melians and attempted the same to Syracusans.
Their subsequent reconstituted postbellum democracy engaged in neither ethnic cleansing nor capital expropriation abroad — so cognizant were they of the past follies that led finally to Spartan triremes docked at their Piraeus.
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 The Empire Strikes Out
Sensing a shift in the wind, other Greek city-states broke with Athens and went over to Sparta.
In 405, the remaining ships in the Athenian fleet were captured at the battle of Aegospotami.
Not long after, Athens’ walls were breached and the city became a vassal state to Sparta.
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 Aegospotami * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Aegospotami * People, Places, and Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
The Athenian fleet was defeated near the mouth of the Aegospotami by the Spartan naval commander, Lysander, in the last battle of the Peloponnesian War in 405 BCE.
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 The Peloponnesian War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Athenian fleet was operating in the northern Aegean, with a combined Corinthian and Spartan navy (now financed by Persian gold) in pursuit.
The Athenians put in at the Aegospotami River to gather fresh water and supplies.
The crews have to put to shore, leaving the fleet under-manned.
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The battle of Aegospotami (or Aegospotamoi) in 405 BC was the destruction of the Athenian navy in the Peloponnesian War, and led directly to Athens' final defeat by Sparta in the following year.
On the fifth day, after repeating this manoeuvre once more, the Athenians returned, beached their ships and scattered to look for food, Aegospotami being too small to have a market.
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 Graeco-Roman Age - Fun Facts, Questions, Answers, Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Carthaginians were forced to give up Spain and were also subject to harsh peace terms.
Aegospotami (now Gelibolu on the northern shore of the Dardanelles).
Lysander's decisive victory over the Athenian fleet broke the until then unchallenged Athenian naval superiority and effectively ended the war.
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 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Weapons and Warfare (B)
A counterattack by the Australian Light Horse trapped the Turks and the village was retaken.
The Battle of Aegospotami was a Spartan naval victory over the Athenians at the end of the Peloponnesian War 405 BC off Aegospotami.
An Athenian fleet of some 180 triremes lay at Aegospotami and 170 Peloponnesian ships, under Lysander, lay at Lampsacus on the southern shore.
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 Aristotle: The Athenian Constitution: Book 5: Parts 33 -- 40
They mismanaged their opportunity then, and in a very short time they learnt their mistake.
The next year, in the archonship of Alexias, they suffered the disaster of Aegospotami, the consequence of which was that Lysander became master of the city, and set up the Thirty as its governors.
One of the terms of peace stipulated that the state should be governed according to 'the ancient constitution'.
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Alcibiades has done his best to complicate matters by changing sides yet again and even bringing the Persians into the war.
In 405 BC the Spartan fleet defeated the Athenians at the Aegospotami River.
They then invaded Attica itself and after a short struggle forced Athens to surrender.
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 ALLIA BATTLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A great battle indeed, one the Romans never forgot.
Polybius dates it to 387, or, as he says, the 19th year after the battle of Aegospotami.
But later Roman annalists culminating with Varro dated it in 390 BC or the year 364 of the founding of the City.
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 Aegospotami - French-English Dictionary WordReference.com
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 OEDILF - Word Lookup
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Aegospotami is the Thracian river where the Spartans defeated the Athenians in the last battle of the Peloponnesian War, as well as the preferred cooling spot for all Turkish hippos.
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