Agasias of Arcadia

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Agasias (Gr. Ἀγασίας) was a Stymphalian of Arcadia[1] who was frequently mentioned by Xenophon as a brave and active officer in the army of the Ten Thousand.[2] 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.[3] He was wounded while fighting against Asidates.[4][5]


  1. ^ Xenophon, Anabasis iv. 1. § 27
  2. ^ Xenophon, Anabasis iv. 7. § 11. v. 2. § 15, &c.
  3. ^ Nielsen, Thomas Heine (1999). Defining Ancient Arkadia: Symposium, April, 1-4 1998. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. pp. 27, 41. ISBN 87-7876-160-3. 
  4. ^ Xenophon, Anabasis vii. 8. §19
  5. ^ 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 domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Agasias (1)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.