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Definition of the noun aegospotami

What does aegospotami mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a creek emptying into the Hellespont in present-day Turkey; at its mouth in 405 BC the Spartan fleet under Lysander defeated the Athenians and ended the Peloponnesian War
  2. a river in ancient Thrace (now Turkey); in the mouth of this river the Spartan fleet under Lysander destroyed the Athenian fleet in the final battle of the Peloponnesian War (404 BC)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of Aegospotami: Aegospotamos
    • instance of: naval battle = a pitched battle between naval fleets
    • part of: Peloponnesian War = a war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta


Aegospotami or Aegospotamos is the ancient Greek name for a small river issuing into the Hellespont, northeast of Sestos.

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Google previewDictionary of Wars (2013)

by George Childs Kohn

Aegospotami, Battle of ( 405 BC.) ...

Google previewA New Classical Lexicon of Biography, Mythology, and Geography, including the pronunciation of proper names supported by authorities, etc (1858)

by Thomas Swinburne CARR

AEgospotami, and the surrender ...

Google previewThe Oxford Classical Dictionary (2012)

by Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Esther Eidinow

Aegospotami. the aegis became an element in the iconography of Hellenistic rulers and then of Roman emperors. In Athens there was probably a sacred aegis , a cult object carried by the priestess of Athena on certain ritual occasions (Suda, ...

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Small photo of The ruined columns of Spartan monument in commemoration of the victory over the Athenians at Aegospotami, Delphi, Greece. More...

Scrabble value of A1E1G2O1S1P3O1T1A1M3I1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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