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Athenian general. First attested at Naupactus (414 bc), he was re‐elected strategos on Alcibiades' restoration (407/6) and after Notium reorganized the fleet. Blockaded in Mytilēnē, he survived the witch‐hunt after the resultant battle of Arginusae (406). When Lysander pounced at Aegospotami (405) he escaped, re‐emerging from self‐imposed exile as a Persian fleet‐commander (397). Despite financial problems (he protested personally to Artaxerxes 2 II) operations flourished, culminating in Sparta's defeat at Cnidus (394), and he returned home (393), bringing money for fortifications and mercenaries.

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