Aegospotamos (ē´gəspŏ´təməs), river of ancient Thrace flowing into the Hellespont. At its mouth in 405 BC occurred the culminating battle of the Peloponnesian War. Lysander and his Spartan fleet had come north to cut the grain supply of Athens. The Athenian fleet under Conon came to Aegospotamos and at first vainly tried to induce the Spartans to fight. Despite the warnings of Alcibiades, Conon and his men did not take proper precautions. Lysander fell upon them and completely destroyed the Athenian fleet.
More From encyclopedia.com
Jhelum , Jhelum a river which rises in the Himalayas and flows through the Vale of Kashmir into Punjab. It is one of the five rivers that gave Punjab its name… Baseflow , baseflow(dry-weather flow) In a stream or river, the flow of water derived from the seepage of groundwater, and/or through-flow into the surface wate… Alpheus , Alpheus in Greek mythology, a river-god who fell in love with the nymph Arethusa. Having fled to Ortygia to escape him, she was turned into a fountai… River , River A river is a natural stream of freshwater that is larger than a brook or creek. Rivers are normally the main channels or largest tributaries of… Streamflow , RIVERS RIVERS . Among the Native American Yurok people, who live along the Yurok River in northern California, orientation in the world was not provi… Bankfull Flow , bankfull flow
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like