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Nicias

[nish-ee-uh s] /ˈnɪʃ i əs/
noun
1.
died 413 b.c, Athenian statesman and general.
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  • The first of these periods lasted for ten years, down to the peace of Nicias.

  • The second extends from the peace of Nicias to the massacre of Melos.

  • On no other condition, added Nicias, would he undertake the command.

  • Yet for some time Nicias made no attempt to interrupt its progress.

  • While Demosthenes argued, and Nicias demurred, Gylippus had not been idle.

  • In the mind of Nicias, enslaved by the grossest superstition, there was no room for doubt.

  • When Nicias had concluded his stirring appeal, the embarkation of the troops began.

  • The vigilance and activity of Nicias never relaxed for a moment.

  • I will tell you, Nicias and Laches, even at the risk of being tedious, how we came to think of this.

    Laches Plato
  • And yet Nicias, would you allow that you are yourself a soothsayer, or are you neither a soothsayer nor courageous?

    Laches Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Nicias

Nicias

/ˈnɪsɪəs/
noun
1.
died 414 bc, Athenian statesman and general. He ended the first part of the Peloponnesian War by making peace with Sparta (421)
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