|"Nicias" by Joachim von Sandrat (1606-1688)|
Nicias was an Athenian political and military leader of the 5th-century B.C., and the selection relates tales of his penchant for pomp and circumstance, his political rivalries (especially with Alcibiades), and the Athenian military expedition to Sicily, which ended disastrously in 413 B.C.
|Bust of Plutarch (ca. 46-ca.119) |
in his home village of Chaeronia, Greece