meaning of aegospotami

aegospotami meaning in General Dictionary

a creek draining to the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its lips in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War

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  • a river in ancient Thrace (now chicken); when you look at the lips of this lake the Spartan fleet under Lysander destroyed the Athenian fleet in final struggle associated with Peloponnesian War (404 BC)

Sentence Examples with the word aegospotami

In 413, on the suggestion of Alcibiades, he fortified Decelea in Attica, where he remained directing operations until, after the battle of Aegospotami (405), he took the leading part in the blockade of Athens, which was ended in spring 404 by the surrender of the city.

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