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[dee-lee-uh m] /ˈdi li əm/
an ancient seaport in Greece, in Boeotia: the Boeotians defeated the Athenians here 424 b.c. Unabridged
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  • Later, at the battle of Delium, Alcibiades protected and saved Socrates.

  • Next is Delium,334 a place sacred to Apollo, in imitation of that at Delos.

  • Socrates served with credit at the battle of Delium, 424 B.C.

  • Then at Delium, again, when the day went against us, and the army was in full retreat.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • Yet he must have been an old man, not far from seventy I suppose, for he was more than forty at Delium.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • The battle of Delium (between the Bœotians and the Athenians) was fought in 424.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • Delium was on the coast of Attica, near the place where the Persians had landed, at the time of their advance on Marathon.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • At the time of the battle of Delium, in the Peloponnesian war, they were eleven in number, two of them being Thebans.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
  • At the battle of Delium it is said that Socrates was the only man who kept his head in the rout of the Athenians.

  • And after all the two generals, and Socrates, the hero of Delium, are still in ignorance of the nature of courage.

    Laches Plato

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