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Sicily, Alcibiades, and the Liberation of Erōs

Mary P. Nichols

in Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453168
eISBN:
9780801455582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453168.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Alcibiades's place in Thucydides's reflections on freedom by focusing on his advocacy of the Sicilian expedition during the Peloponnesian War. During the sixteenth year of the ... More


Homecoming and Freedom

Mary P. Nichols

in Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453168
eISBN:
9780801455582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453168.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Thucydides's account of the efforts of both Alcibiades and Nicias to return home once they leave Athens on the Sicilian expedition, along with the problems that their ... More


The Grand Design

Jacqueline de Romilly

in The Life of Alcibiades: Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501719752
eISBN:
9781501739965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719752.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the Sicilian expedition. In every respect, at the end of 416, Alcibiades has good reason to be content with his life and confident about his future. Out of all this grew his ... More


The Scandals

Jacqueline de Romilly

in The Life of Alcibiades: Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501719752
eISBN:
9781501739965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719752.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter looks at two grave matters which erupted in Athens between when the Sicilian expedition had been approved and the day of departure. On a beautiful morning, it was discovered that all the ... More


In Asia Minor

Jacqueline de Romilly

in The Life of Alcibiades: Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501719752
eISBN:
9781501739965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501719752.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter addresses the defections of the islands and the cities of Asia Minor following the disaster of the Sicilian expedition which left Athens' empire badly shaken. The empire represented its ... More


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