Alcibiades

[al-suh-bahy-uh-deez]
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noun

450?–404 b.c., Athenian politician and general.

Related formsAl·ci·bi·a·de·an, adjective
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Historical Examples of alcibiades

  • "And that would be all the same as telling Alcibiades himself," rejoined Milza.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • He dislikes to have me visit Aspasia; and was angry because I danced with Alcibiades.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • "Alcibiades had a more eager curiosity than yourself," replied Eudora.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • It was a beautiful cameo of Alcibiades, with the quiver and bow of Eros.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • But believe me, Eudora, Alcibiades will never divorce Hipparete.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child


British Dictionary definitions for alcibiades

Alcibiades

noun

450–404 bc, Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War: brilliant, courageous, and unstable, he defected to the Spartans in 415, but returned and led the Athenian victories at Abydos (411) and Cyzicus (410)
Derived FormsAlcibiadean, adjective
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