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  Brasidas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meanwhile Brasidas joined Perdiccas in a campaign against Arrhabaeus, king of the Lyncesti, who was severely defeated.
In April 422 the truce with Sparta expired, and in the same summer Cleon was despatched to Thrace, where he stormed Torone and Galepsus and prepared for an attack on Amphipolis.
Brasidas united in himself the personal courage characteristic of Sparta with those virtues in which the typical Spartan was most signally lacking.
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 Battle of Amphipolis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the culmination of events that began in 424 BC with the capture of Amphipolis by the Spartans.
Meanwhile Brasidas began to ally with more Thracian towns, as well as Perdiccas of Macedon, and he attacked other towns in the area, such as Torone.
Brasidas about 2000 hoplites and 300 cavalry, plus some other troops in Amphipolis, but he did not feel that he could defeat Cleon in a pitched battle.
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 The Peloponnesian War -- Chapter 14   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Brasidas himself was sent out by the Lacedæmonians mainly at his own desire, although the Chalcidians also were eager to have a man so thorough as he had shown himself whenever there was anything to be done at Sparta, and whose after-service abroad proved of the utmost use to his country.
Brasidas meanwhile came a little nearer and then halted with his main body, sending on one hundred targeteers to be ready to rush in first, the moment that a gate should be thrown open and the beacon lighted as agreed.
Brasidas, perceiving their intention, told his three hundred to run on without order, each as quickly as he could, to the hill which seemed easiest to take, and to try to dislodge the barbarians already there, before they should be joined by the main body closing round him.
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 Brasidas
Brasidas was the son of a Spartiate named Tellis, who may have been a man of some influence but is not really well-known.
In the subsequent years, Brasidas served as adviser of Cnemus, the admiral of the Peloponnesian League in the naval war against the Athenian commander Phormio at Naupactus (429); Brasidas also acted as adviser of Alcidas, the commander of a Peloponnesian force that intervened at Corcyra (427).
Brasidas was buried in Amphipolis and was recognized as the town's second founder (after the Athenian Hagnon); the Spartan commander received heroic honors and was always held in great esteem.
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 Thucydides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 424 BC he was appointed strategos (general), and given command of a squadron of seven ships, stationed at Thasos, probably because of his connections to the area.
During the winter of 424/3 BC, the Spartan general Brasidas attacked Amphipolis, a half-day's sail west from Thasos on the Thracian coast.
Brasidas, aware of Thucydides' presence on Thasos and his influence with the people of Amphipolis and afraid of help arriving by sea, acted quickly to offer moderate terms to the Amphipolitans for their surrender, which they accepted.
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 Military History Online - Brasidas—Sparta's Most Extraordinary Commander
Brasidas, in the vicinity with his guard unit, raced to the town, and with audacity and courage punched through the Athenian lines, inflicting casualties, before finally reaching the walled town itself.
Brasidas' forces were depleted after the Lyncestian campaign—money was needed to pay and retain his mercenaries and to replace lost weapons.
Brasidas chose Kerdyllium, establishing a conspicuous and chaotic camp on its summit and slopes.
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 brasidas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In the next year, while Brasidas mustered a force at Corinth for a campaign in Thrace, he frustrated an Athenian attack on Megara (Thuc iv.
He was buried at Amphipolis with impressive pomp, and for the future was regarded as the founder (olKu7ri~s) of the city and honoured with yearly games and sacrifices (Thuc.
At Sparta a cenotaph was erected in his memory near the tombs of Pausanias and Leonidas, and yearly speeches were made and games celebrated in their honour, in which only Spartiates could compete (Paus iii.
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 The Internet Classics Archive | The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
From thence, having learnt from deserters that Brasidas was not in Torone, and that its garrison was not strong enough to give him battle, he advanced with his army against the town, sending ten ships to sail round into the harbour.
Just as it was in full retreat and Brasidas was passing on to attack the right, he received a wound; but his fall was not perceived by the Athenians, as he was taken up by those near him and carried off the field.
After this all the allies attended in arms and buried Brasidas at the public expense in the city, in front of what is now the marketplace, and the Amphipolitans, having enclosed his tomb, ever afterwards sacrifice to him as a hero and have given to him the honour of games and annual offerings.
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 Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War 14
Brasidas himself was sent out by the Lacedaemonians mainly at his own desire, although the Chalcidians also were eager to have a man so thorough as he had shown himself whenever there was anything to be done at Sparta, and whose after-service abroad proved of the utmost use to his country.
Brasidas, expecting their arrival, conveyed away to Olynthus in Chalcidice the women and children of the Scionaeans and Mendaeans, and sent over to them five hundred Peloponnesian heavy infantry and three hundred Chalcidian targeteers, all under the command of Polydamidas.
At daybreak Brasidas, perceiving that the Macedonians had gone on, and that the Illyrians and Arrhabaeus were on the point of attacking him, formed his heavy infantry into a square, with the light troops in the centre, and himself also prepared to retreat.
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 lithuania.ca - Brasidas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Brasidas (422 BCE): Spartan officer, one of the most important generals during the Archidamian War.
Brasidas was the son of a Spartiate named Tellis, who may have...
Brasidas' early life is lost to us, but like......
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 Brasidas -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
On the approach of a body of (An uncertain region on the east shore of the Adriatic where an ancient Indo-European people once lived) Illyrians, who, though summoned by Perdiccas, unexpectedly declared for Arrhabaeus, the Macedonians fled, and Brasidas's force was rescued from a critical position only by his coolness and ability.
In April (Click link for more info and facts about 422) 422 the truce with Sparta expired, and in the same summer Cleon was despatched to Thrace, where he stormed Torone and Galepsus and prepared for an attack on Amphipolis.
He was buried at Amphipolis with impressive pomp, and for the future was regarded as the founder (olKu7ri~s) of the city and honoured with yearly games and sacrifices (see (Click link for more info and facts about Battle of Amphipolis) Battle of Amphipolis; Thuc.
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 Thucydides-Passages
They received Brasidas with honour, and in the name of the city crowned him with a golden crown as the liberator of Hellas; many too, in token of their personal admiration, placed garlands on his head, and congratulated him, as if he had been a victor in the games.
Brasidas felt justified in receiving the Mendaeans, although, when they came to him, the peace had unmistakably been declared, because there were certain points in which he too charged the Athenians with violating the treaty.
Brasidas and Perdiccas now drew out their army and charged; the Lyncestians were put to flight and many slain; the rest escaped to the high ground, and there remained inactive.
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 The Baldwin Project: The Story of Greece by Mary Macgregor
But Brasidas was not laconic, he spoke quickly and with ease, and while his comrades liked to do things in the way their fathers had done, Brasidas loved new ways and bold adventures.
Brasidas had been told that the city of Acanthus was ready to fling open her gates to him, but he found them [227] guarded.
The Acanthians were afraid that Brasidas would fulfil his threat and destroy their fields, and trample on their grapes which were now ripe and ready to pluck, so they determined to trust Sparta and throw off their allegiance to Athens.
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 The Baldwin Project: The Story of Greece by Mary Macgregor
Until now Brasidas had fought loyally for the sake of his country, but after the crown of gold had rested on his head he grew more ambitious to win fame for himself than glory for his country.
Brasidas was encamped with his army on the top of a hill, near to the city, from which he could watch every movement of the enemy.
As Cleon and Brasidas were both dead, the peace party, with Nicias at its head, was able to arrange terms with the king of Sparta, and in spring, 421 B.
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 Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian Wars (Hobbes trans.) vol. 2: The Online Library of Liberty
Brasidas was now coming with aid towards Torone: but advertised by the way that it was already lost, went back again; being about forty furlongs short of preventing it.
For if he should have showed to the enemy both his number and their armour, such as for the present they were forced to use, he thought that thereby he should not so soon get the victory, as by keeping them out of sight and out of their contempt till the very point2.
After this the confederates, following the corpse of Brasidas all of them in their arms, buried him in the city2 at the public charge; in the entrance of that which is now the market–place.
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 Some Famous Spartans
Brasidas the son of Tellis, a Spartan officer, happened to be in this district with a special detachment of men.
Brasidas went to Corcyra, in the expedition led by Alkidas.
Brasidas was killed, along with the Athenian commander Cleon.
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 Griffon Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Brasidas, consort of Praferric, came to believe that his own substantial art would be improved by adding the dwarves metalworking skill to his own spell-weaving.
Brasidas was fortunate in that Smaug’s rage caused him to seek Melkor for several minutes while Brasidas made good his escape.
Brasidas made good his escape in the melee, pausing only scatter Melkor’s horde throughout the mountain fastness and strike down one of the three Tal wizards who chanced upon Brasidas at his work.
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 Brasidas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Brasidas, son of Tellis, was a Spartiate—a full citizen of Sparta and a member of its highest military caste.
Plato, towards the end of the Symposium, has Alcibiades compare Brasidas to Achilles, and it has been argued that Thucydides' presentation of Brasidas bears comparison with a Homeric aristeia—a celebration of the epic hero's valor.
Brasidas was, to be sure, one of the Peloponnesian War's few outstanding military heroes and, like Achilles, he died an untimely death.
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In Aristotle's discussion of justice he says that conventional rules "may be settled in one way or the other indifferently, though having once been settled it is not indifferent: for example,...that a sacrifice shall consist of a goat and not of two sheep; [or] the sacrifice in honor of Brasidas..." (Nic.
Brasidas inspires some of us to look for unusual strategies when we are confronted with challenges that demand unusual effort or thought.
So, without going to the level of the Amphipolitans who honored Brasidas with sacrifices, I intend to collect some resources here for those who might be interested, for whatever reason.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 502 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In 422, Brasidas with no reinforcements had to oppose a large body of the flower of the Athenian troops under Cleon.
Torone and Galepsus were lost, but Amphipolis was saved by a skilful sally,—the closing event of the war,—in which the Athenians were completely defeated and Cleon slain, and Brasidas himself in the first moment of victory received his mortal wound.
Lysander, 1) of a treasury at Delphi, bearing the inscription, " Brasidas and the Acan-thians from the Athenians." Two or three of his sayings are recorded in Plutarch's Apoplithegmata Laconica, but none very characteristic.
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 BRASIDAS (d.422 B.C.) - Online Information article about BRASIDAS (d.422 B.C.)
BRASIDAS (d.422 B.C.), a Spartan officer during the first See also:
quarrel between Brasidas and Perdiccas, who promptly concluded a treaty with Athens, of which some fragments have survived (I.G. i.
Cleon was despatched to Thrace, where he stormed Torone and Galepsus and prepared for an attack on Amphipolis.
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 The Peloponnesian War: Sparta vs. Athens
Brasidas made a dash through Thessaly into Macedonia, in alliance with Perdiccas of Macedon, with the hope of stirring the cities of Chalcidice to throw off the Athenian yoke; and the democrats of Boeotia intrigued with Athens to assist in a general revolution.
The further successes of Brasidas during this winter made the Athenians ready to treat for peace, and a truce was agreed upon for twelve months.
Brasidas however continued to render aid to the subject cities which revolted from Athens--this being now the ninth year of the war--but he failed in an attempt to capture Potidaea.
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 THUCYDIDES BOOK V, JOWETT TRANSLATION
Brasidas was on his way to the relief of Toronè at the time, but, hearing that the place was taken, he stopped and returned; he was within four miles and a half at the time of the capture.
Meanwhile Brasidas, seeing that the Athenians were on the move and that his opportunity was come, said to his companions and to the troops: 'These men do not mean to face us; see how their spears and their heads are shaking; such behaviour always shows that an army is going to run away.
For they considered Brasidas to have been their deliverer, and under the present circumstances the fear of Athens induced them to pay court to their Lacedaemonian allies.
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 Wardens Chronicles - Third Edition Archives
Horatio is working with Whitney to collate the latest reading from the sensors used to track Void and the Kronians, when Whitney reports a rise in background levels of "dimensional energies" from all monitored locations.
Brasidas has Whitney do searches for Scorpion and Pulse's communicator signals in the Bay Area.
Brasidas tries to talk to the Kronians but is only awarded with a couple of shots from their blaster rifles.
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 Privateer Press Forums > Army Size And Warcaster Numbers
Jun 17 2004, 04:44 PM Brasidas' explanation is a good one, but it is just an opinion, not a rule (otherwise the question wouldn't exist).
I'd say that since Prime doesn't mention anything whatsoever about how many casters would/should be allowed in 750-point battles, you just have to agree with your opponent how many casters to use if you want to play a non-official encounter size.
Brasidas' explanation is a good one, but it is just an opinion, not a rule (otherwise the question wouldn't exist).
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 BRASIDAS - LoveToKnow Article on BRASIDAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
He was buried at Amphipolis with impressive pomp, and for the future was regarded as the founder (olKu7ri~s) of the city and honored with yearly games and sacrifices (Thuc.
At Sparta a cenotaph was erected in his memory near the tombs of Pausanias and Leonidas, and yearly speeches were made and games celebrated in their honor, in which only Spartiates could compete (Paus.
To properly cite this BRASIDAS article in your work, copy the complete reference below:
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