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  Alcibiades - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alcibiades was born in Athens, the son of Cleinias and Deinomache, the latter of whom belonged to the family of the Alcmaeonidae.
Alcibiades had a number of famous teachers in his youth, and was well trained in the art of rhetoric; he was, however, noted for his unruly behavior.
Alcibiades emerged as the primary opposition to Nicias and in favor of the expedition.
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 The Internet Classics Archive | Alcibiades by Plutarch
Alcibiades, smiling and well pleased at the thing, invited him to supper, and, after a very kind entertainment, gave him his gold again, requiring him, moreover, not to fail to be present the next day, when the public revenue was offered to farm, and to outbid all others.
But Alcibiades was the person who inflamed this desire of theirs to the height, and prevailed with them no longer to proceed secretly, and by little and little, in their design, but to sail out with a great fleet, and undertake at once to make themselves masters of the island.
Alcibiades, as soon as he saw the torch lifted up in the air, though his army was not in readiness to march, ran instantly towards the walls, taking with him about thirty men only, and commanding the rest of the army to follow him with all possible speed.
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 Alcibiades. Plutarch. 1909-14. Plutarch’s Lives. The Harvard Classics
Alcibiades, smiling and well pleased at the thing, invited him to supper, and, after a very kind entertainment, gave him his gold a gain, requiring him, moreover, not to fail to be present the next day, when the public revenue was offered to farm, and to outbid all others.
For though Alcibiades was the proper appointed person 4 to receive all Lacedæmonians when they came to Athens, and had taken particular care of those that were made prisoners at Pylos, yet, after they had obtained the peace and restitution of the captives, by the procurement chiefly of Nicias, they paid him very special attentions.
Alcibiades, therefore, judged it would be a glorious action, which would do honor to the gods and gain him esteem with men, if he restored the ancient splendor to these rites, escorting the procession again by land, and protecting it with his army in the face of the enemy.
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 Alcibiades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alcibiades was brought up in the family of his relative, statesman Pericles.
Alcibiades was best known for his personal extravagance and his courage in battle; but he had also become a recognized speaker in the Ecclesia (assembly).
Alcibiades was accused of being the originator of this sacrilege.
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 Alcibiades (dialogues) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alcibiades features in several Socratic dialogues: apart from the major role Alcibiades plays in Plato's Symposium, there are also two ancient dialogues that are named after him.
The First Alcibiades or Alcibiades I is a dialogue ascribed to Plato, but his authorship is doubtful, though probably written by someone within a century or two of Plato's other works.
Also the Second Alcibiades or Alcibiades II is ascribed to Plato, but here there is even more consensus amongst scholars that this text is spurious, though again probably written by someone within a century or two of Plato's other works.
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 Alcibiades. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alcibiades had meanwhile been summoned home to stand trial for the mutilation of the statues of Hermes, a crime of which he was almost certainly innocent.
Alcibiades later fell into trouble with the Spartan king, and c.413 he fled to the protection of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes and then sought to return to Athens.
Athens had a short era of greatness as Alcibiades directed brilliantly the Athenian fleet in the Aegean and in 410 won a victory over the Peloponnesian fleet off Cyzicus, and later recovered (408) Byzantium.
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 glbtq >> social sciences >> Alcibiades
Alcibiades in Plato's Symposium and in the Alcibiades
Alcibiades equates Socrates with statues of satyrs, the mythological wild beasts of gross, animalistic sexual appetites (hubristes), monumental erections, and phallic nicknames, "flute players." Alcibiades wants to "open up" Socrates, to see what is "inside" him, but an eromenos (beloved), unlike satyrs, should not allow his body to be penetrated.
For Alcibiades, the presence of Socrates is both unsettling and arousing: "the moment [Socrates] starts to speak, I am beside myself: my heart starts leaping in my chest, the tears come streaming down my face." In the end, Socrates and Alcibiades remain worlds apart and fail to communicate, either erotically or politically.
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 Alcibiades, Athens, and the Human Condition in Thucydides’ History
In the introduction to Alcibiades’ speech in favor of the Sicilian expedition at 6.15, Thucydides gives an account of the Athenians’; defeat in the war that centers on the fear the Athenian masses had (hoi polloi phobethentes) of the greatness (megethos) of Alcibiades’ lawless and ambitious personality and lifestyle.
In his analysis of Alcibiades’ behavior, Thucydides reinforces this parallel by emphasizing honor (doxe) and profit (chremata) as motives of his actions which induced fear in the many (6.15.2), evoking the Athenians’; explanation of their motives in acquiring their empire at 1.76.2.
In the context of the analogy between Alcibiades and Athens, this recalls the Corinthians’ characterization of Athens as a polis turannos (1.122.3 and 1.124.3) as well as Pericles’; declaration that the Athenians hold their empire like a tyranny (2.63.2) and Cleon’s declaration that the empire is a tyranny (3.37.2).
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 Alcibiades
Alcibiades had great admiration of Socrates, and once said: "His nature is so beautiful, golden, divine, and wonderful within that everything he commands surely must be obeyed, even like the voice of good."As the reward for his bravery, the wealthy Hipponicus bestowed upon him the hand of his daughter.
On the failure of Nicias in Thrace (418 BC-417 BC) he became the chief advocate of the Sicilian expedition, seeing an opportunity for the realization of his ambitious projects, which included the conquest of Sicily, to be followed by that of Peloponnesus and possibly of Carthage (though this seems to have been an afterthought).
Alcibiades was now bent on returning to Athens, and he used his supposed influence with Tissaphernes to effect his purpose.
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Available online at http://classics.mit.edu//Plutarch/alcibiad.html Alcibiades By Plutarch (died 404 B.C.E.) Translated by John Dryden Alcibiades, as it is supposed, was anciently descended from Eurysaces, the son of Ajax, by his father's side; and by his mother's side from Alcmaeon.
We know not what to do." The soldiers who followed Alcibiades in this last fight were so exalted with their success, and felt that degree of pride, that, looking on themselves as invincible, they disdained to mix with the other soldiers, who had been often overcome.
Alcibiades, therefore, judged it would be a glorious action, which would do honour to the gods and gain him esteem with men, if he restored the ancient splendour to these rites, escorting the procession again by land, and protecting it with his army in the face of the enemy.
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 Alcibiades - History for Kids!
Alcibiades was born in Athens around 450 BC.
They agreed, and the first thing Alcibiades told the Spartans was that they should build a navy and use it to destroy the Sicilian Expedition.
Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War, by Steven Pressfield (2000).
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 Alcibiades and Coriolanus Compared by Plutarch
Coriolanus declined to receive it, even when pressed upon him by his commanders as an honour; and one great reason for the odium he incurred with the populace in the discussions about their debts was, that he trampled upon the poor, not for money's sake, but out of pride and insolence.
With the skill which Alcibiades, on the contrary, possessed to treat every one in the way most agreeable to him, we cannot wonder that all his successes were attended with the most exuberant favour and honour; his very errors, at times, being accompanied by something of grace and felicity.
Alcibiades was often of service to Athens, both as a soldier and as a commander.
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 "The Gods Abandon Alcibiades" by Joel Richards
Alcibiades’ bright countenance and jaunty strut bespoke health and vigor, a man back from a sea voyage and not one about to embark on one.
Alcibiades had promised a way out of his dilemma–a scheme–that would involve me. Whatever others might say of him, he had always been a man of his word.
Alcibiades strode a pace or so before me. He had his hammer–mine, actually–in hand and waved it jovially in greeting to the occasional citizen we passed in the narrow streets, whether he knew him or not.
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Alcibiades was born in 450 BC to father Clinias and mother Deinomache.(1) In his youth Alcibiades was a student of Socrates, but later turned his intelligence and charm towards the political and military arenas.
Alcibiades prepared to lead an Athenian fleet to Syracuse in 415, but during the final preparations a bust of Hermes was found vandalized.
Alcibiades was implicated in the destruction of the bust, tainting his future leadership with suspicion.
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 Alcibiades
Alcibiades was not yet twenty years old when the Archidamian War (the first phase of the
Alcibiades convinced his compatriots that they had to join a new anti-Spartan alliance, and five years later, he commanded an armada to conquer Sicily.
Ironically, Alcibiades was able to return to Athens after he had made a false promise to forge an alliance between Persia and Athens, but he had to leave his home town when it became clear that he could not keep his word.
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 Alcibiades - Plutarch's Lives
Some say that it was not Hipponicus, but his son Callias, who gave Hipparete to Alcibiades, together with a portion of ten talents, and that after, when she had a child, Alcibiades forced him to give ten talents more, upon pretense that such was the agreement if she brought him any children.
For though Alcibiades was the proper appointed person to receive all Lacedæmonians when they came to Athens, and had taken particular care of those that were made prisoners at Pylos, yet, after they had obtained the peace and restitution of the captives, by the procurement chiefly of Nicias, they paid him very special attentions.
And now the friends of Alcibiades, carrying all before them at Samos, dispatched Pisander to Athens, to attempt a change of government, and to encourage the aristocratical citizens to take upon themselves the government, and overthrow the democracy, representing to them, that, upon these terms, Alcibiades would procure them the friendship and alliance of Tisaphernes.
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 Alcibiades
ALCIBIADES, as it is supposed, was anciently descended from Eurysaces, the son of Ajax, by his father's side; and by his mother's side from Alcmæon.
Demosthenes, of Lamachus or Phormion, of Thrasybulus or Theramenes, notwithstanding these were all illustrious men of the same period, yet we know even the nurse of Alcibiades, that her country was Lacedæmon, and her name Amycla; and that Zopyrus was his teacher and attendant; the one being recorded by Antisthenes, and the other by Plato.
A second great service which Alcibiades did for them was, his undertaking that the Phoenician fleet, which the Lacedæmonians expected to be sent to them by the King of Persia, should either come in aid of the Athenians or otherwise should not come at all.
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 Exploring the presentation of Alcibiades in Plato is particularly fruitful, because of this figure's importance in ...
Examining the presentation of Alcibiades in Plato is particularly fruitful, because of this figure's importance in Socratic writing generally.
Second, Alcibiades, with his extreme devotion to the traditional Greek values of competitive display and personal reputation, makes a useful contrast with the untraditional morality (or moralities) presented by Socratic writers..
In the fragments of the Alcibiades of Aeschines of Sphettos, as in Alcibiades I, Socrates, confronting a youthful and ambitious Alcibiades, proceeds to show the boy that his confidence in approaching a political career is wholly unfounded.
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 Alcibiades - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ALCIBIADES [Alcibiades], c.450-404 BC, Athenian statesman and general.
When Sparta attacked (418 BC) Argos, Alcibiades led an Athenian force to help the Argives, but Athens and the allies were beaten at Mantinea.
There in 405 BC he attempted to warn the Athenian fleet at Aegospotamos against a surprise attack by the Spartans, but his advice was ignored.
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 Alcibiades
Alcibiades was born around 450 in one of the noblest and wealthiest families of Athens.
His father was Clinias, a member of an old aristocratic Athenian family that traced its origins to Eurysaces, the son of Ajax, king of Salamis, who had earned Athenian citizenship by handing the island over to Athens.
This explains why, when Alcibiades' father Clinias, who had won fame at the naval battle of Artemisium in 480, was killed at the battle of Coronea in 447, Pericles became his guardian (Alcibiades was about 4 at the time).
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 Plato : Alcibiades I : Alcibiades I (continued)
ALCIBIADES: Yes, Socrates; and Pericles is said not to have got his wisdom by the light of nature, but to have associated with several of the philosophers; with Pythocleides, for example, and with Anaxagoras, and now in advanced life with Damon, in the hope of gaining wisdom.
ALCIBIADES: I mean to say that there should be such friendship and agreement as exists between an affectionate father and mother and their son, or between brothers, or between husband and wife.
ALCIBIADES: But I should say that there is friendship among them, for this very reason, that the two parties respectively do their own work.
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 ALCIBIADES by Plato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His father died in battle when Alcibiades was about 4, and he was brought up by Pericles, the eminent political leader of Athens.
The ALCIBIADES dialog is set in 432 BC when Alcibiades was 18, the same year that Socrates saved his life during the battle at Potidaea.
Alcibiades was blamed and also condemned to death for profaning the Eleusinian mysteries.
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