Battle of Aegospotami
Two years later, in 404 BC Eteonicus played an important role in the pivotal battle of Aegospotami that effectively ended the Peloponnesian War. There are varying accounts of the battle. However they all agree on the total destruction of the Athenian fleet by Lysander, leading directly to the surrender of Athens. Much of the Athenian fleet was destroyed on the beach while the crews were scattered. Eteonicus led the Spartan land forces that fought on the beach.
After the battle Lysander swept the Athenians from power throughout much of the extent of their empire. As part of that campaign, Eteonicus was sent by Lysander with 10 triremes to overthrow Athenian power in the North which he was successful in doing.
Other articles related to "battle of aegospotami":
... The Spartans commemorated their victory with a dedication at Delphi of statues of the trierarchs who had fought in the battle ... A verse inscription explained the circumstances These men, sailing with Lysander in the swift ships, humbled the might of the city of Cecrops And made Lacedaemon of the beautiful choruses the high city of Hellas ...
Famous quotes containing the words battle of and/or battle:
“The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood, and for these deeds of horror and destruction men have been rewarded with monuments, with great songs and epics. The militancy of women has harmed no human life save the lives of those who fought the battle of righteousness. Time alone will reveal what reward will be allotted to women.”
—Emmeline Pankhurst (18581928)
“Oh, who will now be able to relate how Pantagruel behaved in face of these three hundred giants! Oh my muse, my Calliope, my Thalie, inspire me now, restore my spirits, because here is the asss bridge of logic, here is the pitfall, here is the difficulty of being able to describe the horrible battle undertaken.”
—François Rabelais (14941553)