), a corinthian, of the oligarchical party. When, in B. C. 393, the democrats in Corinth massacred nmaun of their adversaries, who, they had reason to think, were contemplating the restoration of peace with Sparta, Pasinlelus, having had some suspicion of the design, was in a gymnasium outside the city walls, with a body of young men assembled around him.
With these he seized, during the tumult, the Acrocorinthus ; but the fail of the capital of one of the columns, and the adverse signs of the sacrifices, were omens which warned them to abandon their position. They were persuaded to remalin in Corinth under assurances of personal safety; but they were dissatisfied with the state of public affairs, especially with the measure which had united Argos and Corinth, or rather had merged Corinth il Argos; and Pasimelus therefore iand Alcilenes sought a secret interview with Praxitas, the Lacedaemonian commander at Sicyon, and arranged to admliit him with his forces within the long walls. that connected (orinth with its port Lechaeutn.
This was effected, and a battle ensued, in which Praxitas defeated the Corinthian, Boeotian, Arive, and Athenian troops (Xen. Hell. 4.4
§§ 4, &c; Diod. 14.86
; Andoc. de Pace,
p. 25; Plat. Mlenes. p. 245). Pasimells, no doubt, was one of the Corinthian exiles who returned to their city when the oligarchical party regained its ascendancy there immediately after the peace of Antatlcidas, B. C. 387,, and1 in conselquence of it (Xen. Hell. 5.1.34
); and he seenis to have been the person through whom Enphron, having sent to Corinth for him, delivered up to the Lacedaemonians the harbour of Sicyon, ill B. C. 367 (Xen. Hell. 12.3.2
The language of Xenophon in this last passage is adverse to the statement made above in the article EUPHRON, and also in Thirlwall's wall's Grecce,
vol v. p. 128, that Pasimelns was a Spartan officer commanding at Corinth.