Diodorus probably following Timaeus, represents him as inducing the Syracusans to pass sentence of death on the captive Athenian generals, but we need have no hesitation in accepting the statement of Philistus (Plutarch, Nicias, 28), a Syracusan who himself took part in the defence, and Thucydides that he tried, though without success, to save their lives, wishing to take them to Sparta as a signal proof of his success. Gylippus fell, as his father had done, through avarice; entrusted by Lysander with an immense sum which he was to deliver to the ephors at Sparta, he could not resist the temptation to enrich himself and, on the discovery of his guilt, went into exile.
—Exerpted from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica.
|Arrived in Syracuse to coordinate defense of the city.|
|Vanquished the Athenians|
|Exiled after embezzling money.|
|Fatal Expedition in||Pictures from Greek Life and Story by Alfred J. Church|
|Sparta to the Rescue in||Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Alfred J. Church|
|Siege of Syracuse in||The Story of Greece by Mary Macgregor|
|Sicilian Expedition in||The Story of the Greek People by Eva March Tappan|
|After death of Pericles, emerged as leader of peace party. Led disastrous Sicilian Expedition.|
|Admiral who with Nicias and Alcibiades led the Sicilian Expedition. Died in early combat.|