Sthenelaidas

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Sthenelaidas (Gr. Σθενελαίδας) was a Spartan who held the office of ephor in 432 BC, and, in the congress of the Lacedaemonians and their allies at Sparta in that year, vehemently and successfully urged the assembly to declare war with Athens. The speech which Thucydides puts into his mouth on this occasion is strongly marked by the characteristics of Spartan eloquence: brevity and simplicity.[1][2] He was the father of the Spartan general Alcamenes.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thucydides, i. 85-86, viii. 5
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece iii. 7
  3. ^ Edward, Elder (1867). "Sthenelaidas". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 3. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 910. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.