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Brasidas, -422 B.C.


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    • Brasidas, the Spartan, -422 B.C.
    • Βρασίδας, -422 B.C.
  • Additional Information

    • Death Date

        (edtf) -0421
    • Birth Place

        Sparta (Extinct city)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Greece
    • Death Place

        Amphipolis (Extinct city)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Greece
    • Associated Locale

        Sparta (Extinct city)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Greece
    • Gender

        male
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    • found: Roberts, Mike (Military historian). Two deaths at Amphipolis, 2015:title page (Brasidas) page xvii (Brasidas the Spartan and Cleon the Athenian faced each other in battle in 422 BC) page xxii (military commander; death at Amphipolis) page 227 (Spartan general)
    • found: Britannica online, January 27, 2016(Brasidas; Spartan military officer; Brasidas (died 422 bc, Amphipolis, Macedonia [now in Greece]), Spartan officer generally considered the only commander of genius produced by Sparta during the Archidamian War (431-421), the first decade of the Peloponnesian War (431-404) between Athens and Sparta; by skillful generalship Brasidas routed the Athenians at Amphipolis, but both he and Cleon were killed, thereby removing the key members of the pro-war faction of both sides) - http://www.britannica.com/biography/Brasidas
    • found: Wikipedia, January 27, 2016(Brasidas (Greek: Βρασίδας = Brasidas) (died 422 BC) was a Spartan officer during the first decade of the Peloponnesian War; In April 422 the truce with Sparta expired, and in the same summer Cleon was dispatched to Thrace, where he stormed Toroni and Galepsus and prepared for an attack on Amphipolis. When Cleon brought part of his army forward to probe the defenses, Brasidas recognized an opportunity to defeat his superior force in detail. ... Brasidas personally led the Spartans in a sudden charge from Amphipolis, routing the left wing of the Athenian army. His allies sallied from the northeastern gate and attacked from the north, breaking the enemy's right wing. Edonian and Chalcidian cavalry and light infantry pursued the fleeing Athenians, killing 600 men, including Cleon. On the Spartan side only seven fatalities are reported, but one of them was Brasidas, who was mortally wounded at the head of his troops. He was buried at Amphipolis)
    • found: Wikidata, January 27, 2016(Brasidas; Ancient Spartan general; sex or gender: male; date of death: 422 BCE; place of birth: Sparta; place of death: Amphipolis)
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    • 2016-01-27: new
    • 2016-07-18: revised
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