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Leontiades
(211 words)

(Λεοντιάδης; Leontiádēs).

[German version]

[1] Theban leader at the Battle of Thermopylae, 5th cent. BC

Theban, leader of the contingent which, on the order of Leonidas [1], 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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[2] Theban politician, c. 400 BC

(Plut.: Λεωντίδης/L…

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Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) and Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen), “Leontiades”, 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 06 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e701380>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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