), mother of Brasidas. When the ambassadors from Amphipolis brought the news of his death, she asked if he had behaved bravely; and on their speaking of him in reply as the best of the Spartans, answered, that the strangers were in error; Brasidas was a brave man, but there were many better in Sparta.
The answer became famous, and Argileonis is said to have been rewarded for it by the ephors. (Plut. Lyc. 25
, Apophth. Lac.