Alcibiades



450?–404 b.c, Athenian politician and general.
Historical Examples

Now it was that Alcibiades for the first time did the state a service, and one of the most signal kind.
The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides

And, in conclusion, they sent the galley named the Salaminian to recall Alcibiades.
The Boys’ and Girls’ Plutarch Plutarch

Vying with him in an almost jealous rivalry to appear by the Master’s side, stood the beautiful Alcibiades.
Historical Miniatures August Strindberg

Certainly, if ever man was ruined by his own glory, it was Alcibiades.
The Boys’ and Girls’ Plutarch Plutarch

Yet nature had made Alcibiades, and nature’s work is hard to undo.
Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15) Charles Morris

Alcibiades resided at that time in a small village in Phrygia.
The Boys’ and Girls’ Plutarch Plutarch

But, Alcibiades of the clubs, remember that it is not the pulling which makes the dishonor.
From the Easy Chair, series 3 George William Curtis

Shakespeare wrought the figure of Timon with as grave justice as he wrought Alcibiades.
William Shakespeare John Masefield

Alcibiades took advantage of the momentary calm to lick her hand exhaustively.
Man and Maid E. (Edith) Nesbit

As the Greeks all loved the Olympic games, Alcibiades was always seen there.
The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber

noun
450–404 bc, Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War: brilliant, courageous, and unstable, he defected to the Spartans in 415, but returned and led the Athenian victories at Abydos (411) and Cyzicus (410)

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