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  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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Examples from the Web for potidaea

Historical Examples

  • Send an army into Attica, and compel the Athenians to withdraw their forces from Potidaea.

    Stories from Thucydides

    H. L. Havell

  • They afterwards sent settlers of their own to Potidaea, and colonized it.

  • They arrived in Thrace forty days after the revolt of Potidaea.

  • Potidaea fell in 356 and Methone, the last Athenian stronghold, in 353.

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