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  Battle of Cynossema - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sybota – Potidaea – Chalcis – Naupactus – Tanagra – Olpae – Pylos – Sphacteria – Delium – Amphipolis – Mantinea – Sicilian Expedition – Syme – Cynossema – Cyzicus – Notium – Arginusae – Aegospotami – Naxos
The Battle of Cynossema was a naval battle in the Hellespont in 411 BC between Athens and Sparta, around the same time the Athenian democracy was overthrown in favour of a short-lived oligarchy.
They assumed they had won the battle and began chasing individual Athenian ships, but Thrasybulus, ignoring the Syracusans for the moment, reorganized and soon routed the Spartan ships, which had moved out of formation.
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 Sicilian Expedition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
This battle went on for two days with no result, until the Syracusans pretended to back away and attacked the Athenians while they were eating.
The battle went on for some time with no clear victor, but the Syracusans eventually pushed the Athenian ships toward the coast, and the Athenian crews fled to the camp behind their wall.
The oligarchy was soon overthrown, and Athens won the Battle of Cynossema.
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 Battle of Amphipolis -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Battle of Amphipolis, 422 BC When the armistice ended in 422, Cleon arrived in Thrace with a force of 30 ships, 1200 (Click link for more info and facts about hoplite) hoplites, and 300 (A highly mobile army unit) cavalry, along with many other troops from Athens' allies.
After the battle, neither the Athenians or the Spartans wanted to continue the war, and the (Click link for more info and facts about Peace of Nicias) Peace of Nicias was signed in 421 BC.
Thucydides was exiled for his failure to protect Amphipolis, thus ending the period of the war that he observed firsthand.
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 List of battles 1400 BC-600 AD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Battle of Himera The Carthaginians under Hamilcar are defeated by the Greeks of Sicily, led by Gelon of Syracuse.
Battle of Naupactus Phormio defeats the Peloponnesian fleet.
Battle of Sellasia Defeat of Cleomenes III of Sparta by Antigonus Doson of Macedon and the Achaean League
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 List of naval battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Battle of Salamis (308 BC) Demetrius I Poliorcetes defeats the fleet of Menelaeus, brother of Ptolemy I
Battle of Chios (201 BC) Philip V of Macedon is defeated by the Egyptians, Rhodians, and Pergamese
Battle of Damme (1213) English under William Longsword, Earl of Salisbury, sink most of fleet of France's King Philip II in the harbor of Damme
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 The Peloponnesian War -- Chapter 26   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Indeed after their refusal to go out and give battle to the Athenians when they appeared before Miletus, Tissaphernes had grown slacker than ever in his payments; and even before this, on account of Alcibiades, his unpopularity had been on the increase.
Realizing that a battle was now imminent, both combatants extended their flank; the Athenians along the Chersonese from Idacus to Arrhiani with seventy-six ships; the Peloponnesians from Abydos to Dardanus with eighty-six.
After setting up a trophy upon Point Cynossema, securing the wrecks, and restoring to the enemy his dead under truce, they sent off a galley to Athens with the news of their victory.
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 A Smaller History of Greece - Chapter XIII
At the end of a month, however, he contrived to escape to Clazomenae, and again joined the Athenian fleet early in the spring of 410 B.C. Mindaras, with the assistance of Pharnabazas on the land side, was now engaged in the siege of Cyzicus, which the Athenian admirals determined to relieve.
At least a dozen Athenian vessels were left floating about in a disabled condition after the battle; but, owing to a violent storm that ensued, no attempt was made to rescue the survivors, or to collect the bodies of the dead for burial.
In vain did the Athenians sail over several days in succession to offer him battle; they always found his ships ready manned, and drawn up in too strong a position to warrant an attack; nor could they by all their manoeuvres succeed in enticing him out to combat.
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 Thrasybulus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Athenians weakened their center in an attempt to outflank their enemies, and initially were defeated there, but the right wing under Thrasybulus took advantage of their disorder and put them to flight (see Battle of Cynossema).
The fleet had to disperse for the winter, but next spring surprised Mindarus while he was besieging Cyzicus, killing him and taking some 60 triremes.
Then Thrasybulus seized the Piraeus, and managed to defeat the oligarchs in a battle on the hill of Munychia, where Critias was killed.
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The army he protects in battle is indeed fortunate, for he disperses their enemies, and puts new courage into the hearts of the cowards who fly before superior numbers.
A mighty battle ensued, the gods finally slayed Vritra, and the terrorized Daityas were chased down into the depths of the ocean where Varuna, king of the sea, was given the task of keeping a watchful eye on them.
Trying to escape her punishment, she jumped into the sea at Cynossema, which in translation means 'tomb of the dog.' Hecate, powerful in heaven, earth and hell, possessed all the great dark knowledges, and is rightfully called the mother of witches.
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 Ethics of Greek Politics and Wars 500-360 BC by Sanderson Beck
In this battle confined in the straits of Salamis, the fewer Greek ships could use their ability to ram to better advantage; many Persians who could not swim drowned, while Greeks swam to the islands.
Lysander craftily declined a naval battle with Alcibiades, and so the latter instructed the pilot Antiochus not to engage the navy of Lysander while he plundered Cyme even though it was part of the Athenian empire; they tried to defend their possessions and complained to Athens.
At the battle of Cunaxa in 401 BC the Greeks held their own against superior numbers, but after wounding his brother Artaxerxes, Cyrus was killed.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1109 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
411, Thrasyllus commanded the left wing of the fleet at the battle of Cynossema, in which the Athenians defeated the Peloponnesians ; and some­what later, after the victory gained by the Athe­nians over the Lacedaemonian fleet near Abydus, he was despatched to Athens to bear the good news and to ask for supplies.
JS ot long after, he was one of the generals who were appointed to supersede Alcibiades after the battle of Notium, and was present in that capacity at Arginusae in b.c.
After the battle it was he who proposed to leave 47 galleys behind to save the men from the wrecks, while the main body of the fleet should, sail against the ships of the enemy, which were blockading Mytilene.
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For instance, 71 battle names appear under the War of the American Revolution and 166 campaigns and battles are listed for World War II; in addition, many more actions appear in the text.
The lists of battles are intended as a guide, so that readers may trace the course of a war by its battles.
Gallic Wars 58-52 BC Julius Caesar's Legions vs. the Helvetians, Germans, Gauls of southern France and, in one battle, the Britons.
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 Station Information - List of naval battles
Battle of Portland (also called 'The Three Days') (1653)
Battle of the Nile (1798) (battle of Abukir Bay)
Battle of the Coral Sea (May 8, 1942)
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Syme
The Battle of Syme was a naval battle in 411 BC between Sparta and Athens, during the Peloponnesian War.
The fleets met during a storm, with poor visibility, and after many of the Spartan ships had become separated from the main fleet.
With about twenty ships Charminus battled with the Spartan left wing, the only portion visible to him, and sank three ships.
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The fleet was under the command of Aristeus, son of Pellichas, Callicrates, son of Callias, and Timanor, son of Timanthes; the troops under that of Archetimus, son of Eurytimus, and Isarchidas, son of Isarchus.
Everywhere tumult reigned, the battle being one scene of confusion; meanwhile the Athenian ships, by coming up to the Corcyraeans whenever they were pressed, served to alarm the enemy, though their commanders could not join in the battle from fear of their instructions.
The battle was fought at Tanagra in Boeotia.
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 Metamorphoses Tales by Ovid, part 5 - The Gold Scales
As the hero from Pylos told of this battle between the Lapiths and the half-human Centaurs, Tlepolemus, son of Hercules, leader of the Rhodians, could not keep his mouth silent in his indignation at Hercules, the descendant of Alceus, being overlooked.
But then, it is less risky to battle using lying words, than to fight with fists, and I am not prompt to speak, as he is not to act.
The place is still there, and takes its name, Cynossema, the Monument of the Bitch, from this, and she still howls mournfully amongst the Sithonian fields, remembering endlessly her ancient suffering.
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 Decelean War / Ionian War
Admiral Mindarus brought the Spartan fleet to the north, but was defeated at Cynossema by the Athenians, who were commanded by Thrasybulus and Thrasyllus.
The battle itself was not very important, but gave new self-confidence to the Spartans, who had finally found a capable admiral: Lysander.
In 406, it was able to defeat the Spartans for the last time in a large naval battle at the Arginusae, but a gathering storm prevented the victorious admirals from picking the survivors and the dead from the water.
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 Battle Of Cynossema Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
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 Epic of the Peloponnesian War: Historical Commentary
Their orders were to make ready for another battle at sea and to do better in it and not to be driven off the sea by a few ships.
A confused and indecisive battle ensued, in which part of the Corcyran fleet deserted to the Peloponnesian side in the midst of the fighting.
The aftermath of the battle led to controversy and recriminations in Athens.
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 A Warhammer Ancient Battles Site
When veteran mercenaries who helped him seize power became unruly and disruptive, he led them into a battle in which they were cut to pieces by the enemy after he held back his reserves of Syracusan citizens.
First Battle of Syracuse The Athenian troops landed outside Syracuse, and lined up eight men deep with the Argives and Mantineans on the right, the rest of the allies on the left, and the Athenians themselves in the centre.
Second Battle of Syracuse Just as the Athenians were preparing to sail home, there was a lunar eclipse, and Nicias, described by Thucydides as a particularly superstitious man, asked the priests what he should do.
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 Battle of Cynossema - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Battle of Cynossema - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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 Battle Of Syme Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
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 Thucydides-Passages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Perceiving that a battle was imminent, the Athenians, numbering seventy-six ships, extended their line along the Chersonese from Idacus to Arrhiani, and the Peloponnesians, numbering eighty-eight ships, from Abydos to Dardanus.
The promontory of Cynossema hindered the left wing from seeing the action, and the ships of the Syracusans and others, equal in number to their own, kept them fully engaged.
They raised a trophy on the promontory of Cynossema, and then collecting the wrecks, and giving up to the enemy his dead under a flag of truce, sent a trireme carrying intelligence of the victory to Athens.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 1998.12.13
The nature of the work requires that coverage of the events of the period be uneven: those in which Thrasybulus took part are described at length; others in which he did not, such as the battle of Aegospotami (p.
The more important concern four passages in which the author does not provide his readers with as much information as would be desirable about the assumptions underlying his writing or the limitations of his evidence.
In discussing Thrasybulus' role in the naval battle off the Cape of Cynossema in 411, B. assigns to the general an elevated position within the strategia: "As the commander-in-chief he [Thrasybulus] commanded the right wing of the fleet" (p.
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 Peloponnesian war
She hoped that by invading Attica and destroying the crops she would force Athens either to sue for peace or come out to fight the standard set piece battle in which typical Greek wars were decided.
Thus in one battle two of the greatest advocates and practitioners of offensive warfare died.
Another fleet sailed from Athens and in the battle of Arginusae in August 406 the largest fleets so far seen in the war entered battle.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 102 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
353.) The only discoverable foundation for this story, and probably the true account of the poet's death, is the statement of Suidas, that he perished at the Hellespont in the war.against the Lacedae­monians, which, as Meineke observes, must refer either to the battle of Cynossema (b.
That he died in the former battle is not improbable, since we never hear of his exhibiting after b.
Meineke throws out a conjecture that the story may have arisen from a misunderstanding of what Lysias says about the young Alcibiades (i.
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 Battle of Cynossema -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Battle of Cynossema -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
[Categories: 411 BC, Naval battles, Battles of the Peloponnesian War]
The Spartan admiral Mindarus gathered seventy-three ships and sailed to (An island in the Aegean Sea off the west coast of Turkey; belongs to Greece) Chios, prompting the Athenian admiral Thrasylus to sail with fifty-five ships from (Click link for more info and facts about Samos) Samos.
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