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Brasidas, Spartan general, signalised himself in the Peloponnesian war. Among his chief exploits were the relief of Megara in 424 B.C., his expeditions through Thessaly to Macedonia in the same year, and his defence of Amphipolis on the Strymon in 422 against Cleon and the flower of the Athenian army. Though victor, he was mortally wounded, and buried within the walls of the city.