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Definition: He was saved by and in return saved the life of Socrates. He was also a Peloponnesian War hero who fought on both sides. He fought first for Athens, then for Sparta, and finally for Athens again. His naval skills were legendary. He was ostracized from Athens for his failures and murdered while he was in hiding near the end of the war.

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Ancient Greece
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More About Alcibiades
Read a short biography of the war hero.

Alcibiades in Depth
Delve deeper into the story of the naval hero.

Plutarch's Life of Alcibiades
Read the biography of the famous man written by the famous biographer.

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