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[nish-ee-uh s]
  1. died 413 b.c., Athenian statesman and general.
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Historical Examples of nicias

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

    Stories from Thucydides

    H. L. Havell

  • The first of these periods lasted for ten years, down to the peace of Nicias.

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for nicias


  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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