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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Athenian general and politician who arranged (421) a briefly observed truce with Sparta during the Peloponnesian War and was captured and killed during his command of the siege of Syracuse.

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  • Falcondance Nicias is a falcon, the son of two exiles from Ahnmik, and images of this distant island have always haunted his dreams.

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  • Here below sit two adventurers, fine gentlemen both; one is called Nicias, because he never has conquered; the other Alcibiades, and we know his conquests -- goblets and girls.

    Historical Miniatures

  • The Athenians refused to recall Nicias, but they determined on sending

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  • _ The passage about the Lydian chariot is said to be by Pindar in our author, "Nicias," p. 523 D. [442] Wyttenbach compares Seneca, "Epist." cxxiii.p. 495: "Horum sermo multum nocet: nam etiamsi non statim officit, semina in animo relinquit, sequiturque nos etiam cum ab illis discesserimus, resurrecturum postea malum."

    Plutarch's Morals

  • "Nicias," he said, "I have not renounced what you falsely call the

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  • Asander would be satrap, but Nicias would control the purse strings while Pausanias commanded the high ground.

    Alexander the Great

  • Alexander appointed a Macedonian named Pausanias as the new commander of the citadel and charged Nicias, a Greek, with the assessment and collection of taxes for the region.

    Alexander the Great

  • Asander would be satrap, but Nicias would control the purse strings while Pausanias commanded the high ground.

    Alexander the Great

  • Asander would be satrap, but Nicias would control the purse strings while Pausanias commanded the high ground.

    Alexander the Great

  • Alexander appointed a Macedonian named Pausanias as the new commander of the citadel and charged Nicias, a Greek, with the assessment and collection of taxes for the region.

    Alexander the Great

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