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Phormion


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Athenian admiral, first mentioned in 440 bc before Samos. Thereafter he proved an excellent leader in Acarnania, at Potidaea, and in Chalcidice. In 430 he blockaded Corinth from Naupactus; and next summer, by brilliant tactics, he defeated two larger Peloponnesian fleets, thus restoring Athenian influence in Acarnania. After his return (428), he is said to have been sentenced for peculation.

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