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Alcibiades

noun
1.
Ancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC).






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... courtesans when I heard of Aspasia, who sat on the knees of Alcibiades while discussing philosophy with Socrates. I expected to find something bold and insolent, but gay, free, and vivacious, something with the sparkle of champagne; I found a yawning mouth, a fixed eye, and ...
— Child of a Century, Complete • Alfred de Musset

... ever give precepts to Demosthenes? or to Pericles, whom the age surnamed Heavenly, because he seemed to thunder and lighten with his language? or to Alcibiades, who had rather Nature for his guide than ...
— Discoveries and Some Poems • Ben Jonson

... of Swellings of the Testicles in Fevers. He tells us, that a Man from Alcibiades had his left Testicle swell before the Crisis of a Fever. See his Second Book on Epidemics, sect. ii. And he mentions this Symptom as a Crisis in the ardent Fever. See his Book on Crises, sect. xi.—And Dr. Antonio Lizzari, in a Treatise which he published on the ...
— An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany • Donald Monro



Words linked to "Alcibiades" :   general, Athenian, solon, statesman, full general, national leader



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