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  • Alcibiades 450?-404 B.C. Athenian politician and general whose brilliant military career foundered during the Peloponnesian War (431-404), during which he changed allegiance three times.

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  • n. ancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)

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  • Alcibiades is 39 pages; I started a week ago, reading for an hour a day.

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  • The people also passed a vote recalling Alcibiades and others from exile, and sending to him and to the army in Samos exhorted them to act vigorously.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Meanwhile the chiefs at Samos, and especially Thrasybulus, who from the moment that he had changed the government had remained firmly resolved to recall Alcibiades, at last in an assembly brought over the mass of the soldiery, and upon their voting for his recall and amnesty, sailed over to Tissaphernes and brought

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • They voted themselves to be the true Athens, and forgetting and forgiving the past, recalled Alcibiades, and gave him command of the army, thereby well illustrating what the poet Aristophanes said respecting the disposition of the Athenians towards the spoiled favorite, -- "They love, they hate, but cannot live without him."

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  • They recalled Alcibiades, and asked him to help them.

    The Story of the Greeks

  • Meanwhile the chiefs at Samos, and especially Thrasybulus, who from the moment that he had changed the government had remained firmly resolved to recall Alcibiades, at last in an assembly brought over the mass of the soldiery, and upon their voting for his recall and amnesty, sailed over to Tissaphernes and brought Alcibiades to

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Archons, the Senate, and other institutions were revived; and a vote was passed to recall Alcibiades and some of his friends.

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  • "The name of Socrates recalls Alcibiades to my mind," rejoined

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  • For who that hath red Plato his dialogue called Alcibiades, Xenophon and Maximus Tyrius of Socrates opinions, may easily perceiue, that such loue is muche to be alowed and liked of, specially so meant, as Socrates vsed it: who sayth, that in deede he loued Alcybiades extremely, yet not Alcybiades person, but hys soule, which is Alcibiades owne selfe.

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  • It is not clear that they were instrumental in the trial and execution of Socrates, whose death probably resulted from public animosity towards the philosopher's disgraced associates such as Alcibiades, exacerbated of course by his own intransigence during the trial.

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