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Definition of the noun alcibiades

What does alcibiades mean as a name of something?


  1. ancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)


Who is Alcibiades?

Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, from the deme of Scambonidae, was a prominent Athenian statesman, orator, and general. He was the last famous member of his mother's aristocratic family, the Alcmaeonidae, which fell from prominence after the Peloponnesian War. He played a major role in the second half of that conflict as a strategic advisor, military commander, and politician.


Alcibiades was an American Thoroughbred racemare that won the Kentucky Oaks and was later a good broodmare.

  • born in (89 years ago)


  1. Alcibiades: The prominent Athenian statesman Alcibiades has been criticized by ancient comic writers and appears in several Socratic dialogues. He enjoys an important afterlife, in literature and art, having acquired symbolic status as the personification of ambition and sexual profligacy. He continues to fascinate the world and appears in several significant works of modern literature.
  2. Alcibiades is a fictional film character.


"Alcibiades" is a musical EP of Stab! Stab! Stab!.

  • released in (11 years ago)

Phrases with Alcibiades

  1. Iolaus Alcibiades
  2. Marpesia Alcibiades
  3. Argiolaus Alcibiades
  4. Catagramma Alcibiades
  5. Caffrocrambus Alcibiades
  6. Cyrillobdella Alcibiades
  7. Species Iolaus Alcibiades
  8. Trachelobdella Alcibiades
  9. Species Marpesia Alcibiades
  10. Species Catagramma Alcibiades
  11. Species Cyrillobdella Alcibiades
  12. Species Trachelobdella Alcibiades

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alcibiades

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Google previewEros in Plato, Rousseau, and Nietzsche (2008)

The Politics of Infinity by Laurence D. Cooper

Unlike Apollodorus and Aristodemus, Alcibiades is a palpably frustrated lover. The former wish only to be with Socrates by following and beholding him, which they are permitted to do. Alcibiades, though, wants something more like what lovers ...

Google previewThe Works of Plato (2010)

Charmides, Lysis, Other Dialogues and the Laws by Plato

The First Alcibiades is a good specimen of the former class. It is by no means without merit, and is clearly and simply written.

Google previewThe Wheel of Fire (2001)

Interpretations of Shakespearian Tragedy by George Wilson Knight

Alcibiades is the stern and merciful bearer of the heavenly command, who alone, at this moment, has the sovereign right to speak of Timon's faults. A soldier shows him Timon's epitaph: Alcibiades, These well express in thee thy laner spirits: ...

Google previewConflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia by Sara E. Phang, Iain Spence Ph.D., Douglas Kelly Ph.D., Peter Londey Ph.D.

Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, was a wealthy Athenian political and military leader in the Second Peloponnesian War (431–404). Charismatic and controversial, Alcibiades illustrates the lack of delineation between the civil and military spheres in ...

Google previewChaucer Name Dictionary (2014)

A Guide to Astrological, Biblical, Historical, Literary, and Mythological Names in the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Jacqueline de Weever

ALCEBIADES, ALCIBIADES, ALCIPYADES. Alcibiades (c. 450- 404 b.c.) was ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1C3I1B3I1A1D2E1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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