Alkibiades in Athens schoolAlkibiades,
athenian leader
450-404 BC:

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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