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Xanthippus


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Husband of Cleisthenes' 2 niece Agaristē and father of Pericles. He prosecuted Miltiades after his unsuccessful attack on Paros in 490–489 bc; he was ostracized in 484, but was recalled with the other victims of ostracism before Xerxes' invasion. As a general (see strategoi) in 479 (see persian wars) he commanded the Athenian contingent at Mycale (see leotychidas); after the Spartans had returned home, he led some of the Greeks in an attack on Sestus, which was captured from the Persians after a winter siege.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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