Theban leader at the Battle of Thermopylae, 5th cent. BC
Theban, leader of the contingent which, on the order of Leonidas , had to take part in the battle about the Thermopylae (480 BC). The Thebans were suspected of pro-Persian sympathies, and during the battle they did indeed defect to the Persians (Hdt. 7,205; 233).
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Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen),
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