Sat on the school bench next to Plato as a disciple of Socrates.
Alkibiades was a wealthy young man from one of Athens' most illustrious
families. In his youth he gained a reputation as a playboy and
as someone who seemed to consider himself above the law. He
was a charismatic politician and, according to the historian Thucydides,
convinced the Athenians to invade Sicily in 415, an expedition for
which he was one of the commanders. In 404, with the fall
of Athens to the Spartans Alkibiades took refuge with the Persian
governor of Phrygia, but was soon thereafter killed.
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