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Patronymics from Greek Mythology: Abantiades, Aeolides, Alcmaeonidae, Neleides, Odysseus, Pericles, Alcibiades, Sisyphus, Proetus, Alcyone Source Wikipedia

Patronymics from Greek Mythology: Abantiades, Aeolides, Alcmaeonidae, Neleides, Odysseus, Pericles, Alcibiades, Sisyphus, Proetus, Alcyone

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Published August 15th 2011
ISBN : 9781157903222
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 44. Chapters: Abantiades, Aeolides, Alcmaeonidae, Neleides, Odysseus, Pericles, Alcibiades, Sisyphus, Proetus,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 44. Chapters: Abantiades, Aeolides, Alcmaeonidae, Neleides, Odysseus, Pericles, Alcibiades, Sisyphus, Proetus, Alcyone, Acrisius, Macar, Megapenthes, Cephalus, Canace, Cretheus, Alastor, Misenus, Anaxagoras, Pero, Antilochus, Aeneads, Aretus, Deioneus, Pisidice, Periclymenus, Cleisthenes, Perseus, Nestor, Callias III, Megacles, Abas, Xanthippus, Paeon, Paralus and Xanthippus, Alcmaeon, son of Megacles, Thrasymedes, Magnes, Polycaste, Cleinias, Peisistratus, Echephron, Alcmaeon of Athens, Stratichus. Excerpt: Alcibiades, son of Clinias, from the deme of Scambonidae (- Greek: , transliterated Alkibi ds Klein ou Skamb?nid?s- c. 450-404 BC), was a prominent Athenian statesman, orator, and general. He was the last famous member of his mothers aristocratic family, the Alcmaeonidae, which fell from prominence after the Peloponnesian War. He played a major role in the second half of that conflict as a strategic advisor, military commander, and politician. During the course of the Peloponnesian War, Alcibiades changed his political allegiance on several occasions. In his native Athens in the early 410s BC, he advocated an aggressive foreign policy, and was a prominent proponent of the Sicilian Expedition, but fled to Sparta after his political enemies brought charges of sacrilege against him. In Sparta, he served as a strategic adviser, proposing or supervising several major campaigns against Athens. In Sparta too, however, Alcibiades soon made powerful enemies and was forced to defect to Persia. There he served as an adviser to the satrap Tissaphernes until his Athenian political allies brought about his recall. He then served as an Athenian General (Strategos) for several years, but his enemies eventually succeeded in exiling him a second time. The Sicilian Expedition was Alcibiades idea, and scholars have argued that, had that expe...