Antiphon, Phrynichus and ten others set out for Sparta to arrange
peace/surrender; Phrynichus assassinated on his return
Subject-allies prefer Spartan offers of freedom to Athenian
Alcibiades goes to Samos, elected general, but refuses to lea
414/3 Gylippus is away from Syracuse on recruiting drive.
Eurymedon, the Athenian, sails for Sicily with advance
squadron of new expedition.
Spartans prepare for occupation of Decelea in Attica.
413 Gylippus back in Syracuse.
Peloponnesian League send
Alcibiades, now suspected by Spartans (a price put on his
head by Agis), seeks refuge with Tissaphernes at Miletus,
has interview with Great King and urges non-alignment
let Athens and Sparta wear each other down;
warns that Sparta
417/16 Both Nicias and Alcibiades are elected strategos.
416 Agathon wins drama prize in Athens (this is the dramatic
date of Platos Symposium, which represents a party in his
March: Alcibiades on Board of Generals purges
Argos of unreliable (i.e.
Athenian commanders prosecuted on return to Athens:
accused of taking bribes when they should have carried on
Athens and allies, including Socrates and
Alcibiades, defeated at Delium on the east coast
Athenian general and 1,000 hoplit
Embassy from Leontini to Athens complains of Syracusan
Athens sends diplomatic mission to Sicily under
One-year truce with Sparta expires; Cleon sails to
Chalcidice with a considerable force and captures
Torone before Brasidas can arri
412 Syracuse honor their victory by issuing decadrachmas.
Erythrae envoys proceed to Agis in Decelea accompanied by
an ambassador from Tissaphernes, the Persian satrap of the
maritime regions, Lydia, Ionia and Caria;
later envoys arrive from Pharnabazus,
416/5 Surrender of Melos (winter):
adult males killed, women and children enslaved:
500 Athenian colonists sent to island.
Ostracism of Hyperbolus (date uncertain: 416 or
Alcibiades and others charged with sacrilegious