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Eurybiades
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(Εὐρυβιάδης; Eurybiádēs).

Spartan commander of the fleet of the Greek confederation of 481 BC at the battles of Artemisium and Salamis in 480. After the Persians had overcome Leonidas' position at Thermopylae, E. took timely measures to lead the Greek fleet through the narrow sound of Euripus into Attic waters (Hdt. 8,4-21). At Salamis, against the vigourous protests of most leaders of the Greek naval contingents, he followed Themistocles' plan to give battle to the Persian fleet in…

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum), “Eurybiades”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 15 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e406340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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