Ancient History Competition 12

Manolis is lamenting the easiness of this question. Do not let him down!

He was a very good Athenian general. But Thucydides says of him that “he was given to divination a bit too much”. Who was he?

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  1. I lament with Manolis…


    Nicias’ unfortunate habit led the Athenian expedition against Syracuse to disaster, when an untimely eclipse caused Nicias to delay the Athenian retreat, thus allowing them to be wiped out.

  2. Good One Gary! That was exceptionally fast!

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