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Adeimantus of Collytus, elder brother of Ancient Greek philosopher Plato
Adeimantus of Collytus, son of Ariston of Athens, was the name of Plato's eldest brother. Adeimantus plays an important part in The Republic and is briefly mentioned in The Apology and the Parmenides. In The Republic, Adeimantus is noted for his concern for education, which is apparent from the moment he gets involved in the philosophic discussion (beginning at 362d in Book II).
Adeimantus is also concerned with the happiness of the guardians in the ideal city (see, e.g., 419a in Book IV). He questions whether or not they would be living a good life with little or no personal property. Consequently, Adeimantus is often associated with greed or love for money in interpretations of the dialogue. On the whole, Adeimantus comes across as more cautious, more sober-minded, and less creative than his brother Glaucon, Socrates' other major interlocutor in the last nine books of The Republic.
Adeimantus of Corinth, Greek commander at the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC
Adeimantus of Corinth (Gr. Αδείμαντος), son of Ocytus, was the Corinthian commander during the invasion of Greece by Xerxes. Before the Battle of Artemisium (480 BC) he threatened to sail away. He opposed Themistocles with great insolence in the council which the commanders held before the Battle of Salamis (also 480 BC). Herodotus quotes the following dialogue:
“ You, who no longer have a country to defend, are not entitled to a vote :The Athenians still possess a country, our ships are our country and our city :Themistocles, those who rise up at the Games before their turn are whipped :May be," answered Themistocles, "but those who never rise at all never win. Strike, but hear me! ”
According to the Athenians he took to flight at the very commencement of the battle, but this was denied by the Corinthians and the other Greeks.
Adeimantus' son Aristeus was the Corinthian commander at the Battle of Potidaea in 432 BC.
Adeimantus, son of Leucolophides, one of the commanders with Alcibiades in his expedition against Andros in 407 BC
Adeimantus (Gr. Αδείμαντος), son of Leucolophides, an Athenian, was one of the commanders with Alcibiades in the expedition against Andros in 407 BC. He was again appointed one of the Athenian generals after the Battle of Arginusae in 406 BC, and continued in office till the Battle of Aegospotami in 404 BC, where he was one of the commanders, and was taken prisoner. He was the only one of the Athenian prisoners who was not put to death, because he had opposed the decree for cutting off the right hands of the Lacedaemonians who might be taken in the battle. He was accused by many of treachery in this battle, and was afterwards impeached by Conon. Aristophanes speaks of Adeimantus in The Frogs, which was acted in the year of the battle, as one whose death was wished for; and he also calls him, apparently out of jest, the son of Leucolophus, that is, "White Crest". In Plato's Protagoras, Adeimantus is also spoken of as present on that occasion.
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