Potidaea

[ pot-i-dee-uh ]

noun
  1. a city on the Chalcidice Peninsula, whose revolt against Athens in 432 b.c. was one of the causes of the Peloponnesian War.

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How to use Potidaea in a sentence

  • At Potidaea he halted to make the necessary disposition of his troops, and thence advanced into the territory of the enemy.

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  • So at length Potidaea was strongly invested on either side, and from the sea by the ships co-operating in the blockade.

  • The thirty ships of the Athenians, arriving before the Thracian places, found Potidaea and the rest in revolt.

  • But the siege of Potidaea put an end to her inaction; she had men inside it: besides, she feared for the place.

  • It was followed by a second, which ordered Athens to raise the siege of Potidaea, and to respect the independence of Aegina.