Some articles on fleet, spartan, spartan fleet, spartans:
... In the summer of 425 BC, an Athenian fleet commanded by Eurymedon and Sophocles, with Demosthenes aboard as an advisor, sailed from Athens to campaign in Sicily and assist Athens ... that would begin in midsummer 425, and the two generals had been instructed to allow him to use the fleet around the Peloponnese if he wished ... Once the fleet was at sea, Demosthenes revealed his plan, which he had previously kept secret he wished to land at and fortify Pylos, which he believed to be a particularly promising site for a ...
... defeated at the Battle of Arginusae and with the death of the Spartan navarch, Callicratides, Sparta's allies sought to have Lysander reappointed as navarch ... However, Spartan law did not allow the reappointment of a previous navarch, so Aracus was appointed as navarch with Lysander as his deputy ... Nonetheless, Lysander was effectively the commander of the Spartan fleet ...
... An Athenian fleet had been driven ashore at Pylos by a storm, and, at the instigation of Demosthenes, the Athenian soldiers fortified the peninsula, and a small force was ... He sent two of his triremes to intercept the Athenian fleet and inform Sophocles and Eurymedon of his danger ... The Spartans, meanwhile, had 43 triremes and a large land army ...
Famous quotes containing the words fleet and/or spartan:
“On the middle of that quiet floor
sits a fleet of small black ships,
square-rigged, sails furled, motionless,
their spars like burned matchsticks.”
—Elizabeth Bishop (19111979)
“But theres another knowledge that my heart destroys
As the fox in the old fable destroyed the Spartan boys
Because it proves that things both can and cannot be;
That the swordsmen and the ladies can still keep company;
Can pay the poet for a verse and hear the fiddle sound,
That I am still their servant though all are underground.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)