Definition of Aegospotami
1. Noun. A creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its mouth in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War.
Group relationships: Republic Of Turkey, Turkey
Generic synonyms: Brook, Creek
2. Noun. A river in ancient Thrace (now Turkey); in the mouth of this river the Spartan fleet under Lysander destroyed the Athenian fleet in the final battle of the Peloponnesian War (404 BC).
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Literary usage of Aegospotami
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ancient History to the Death of Charlemagne by Willis Mason West (1902)
"... and possibly betrayed by its commanders, was surprised and routed at aegospotami. Lysander, the Spartan commander, executed in cold blood the four ..."
2. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1913)
"They were obliged to return to aegospotami. For four days the same thing befell. Each day the Athenian fleet sailed across, the strait and endeavoured to ..."
3. Hellenica; Books I-II by Xenophon (1888)
"Thus Xenophon never has a word of praise for Lysander, although he was the victor at aegospotami, and the main cause of the downfall of Athens ; and he ..."