Cleonymus of Athens
Cleonymus was a political ally of Cleon and an Athenian general. In 424 BC, Cleonymus had dropped his shield in battle and fled and was branded a coward. This act is often used to comic effect by Aristophanes.
- Martin Ostwald. From Popular Sovereignty to the Sovereignty of Law: Law, Society and Politics in Fifth-Century Athens. University of California Press, 1990. ISBN 978-0-520-06798-1; pp. 205–206; p. 231
- Aristophanes, The Birds, 289-290. (Translated by Peter Meineck). Aristophanes 1 : Clouds, Wasps, Birds. Hackett Publishing Company, 1998. ISBN 978-0-87220-360-0
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