Agasias of Arcadia
Agasias (Gr. Ἀγασίας) was a Stymphalian of Arcadia who was frequently mentioned by Xenophon as a brave and active officer in the army of the Ten Thousand. He was an acquaintance of both Hieron and Xenophon. In his youth, he achieved an Olympic victory, and hired Pindar to compose a song of celebration. He was wounded while fighting against Asidates.
- Xenophon, Anabasis iv. 1. § 27
- Xenophon, Anabasis iv. 7. § 11. v. 2. § 15, &c.
- Nielsen, Thomas Heine (1999). Defining Ancient Arkadia: Symposium, April, 1-4 1998. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. pp. 27, 41. ISBN 87-7876-160-3.
- Xenophon, Anabasis vii. 8. §19
- Smith, William (1867). "Agasias (1)". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston. p. 60.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Agasias (1)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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