- died 413 b.c., Athenian statesman and general.
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The second extends from the peace of Nicias to the massacre of Melos.
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.
- died 414 bc, Athenian statesman and general. He ended the first part of the Peloponnesian War by making peace with Sparta (421)