The name differed in pronunciation from the Greek adjective for Athenian,
the former being accentuated Ἀθήναιος
, and the latter Ἀθηναῖος
. (Eustath. ad Il. β
. p. 237.) ].
1. Son of Pericleidas, a Lacedaemonian, was one of the commissioners, who, on the part of the Lacedaemonians and their allies, ratified the truce for one year which in B. C. 423 was made between the Lacedaemonians and Athenians and their allies; and afterwards with Aristonymus, an Athenian, went round to announce the truce to Brasidas and other officers of the belligerent parties. (Thuc. 4.119
The names Athenaeus and Pericleidas mark the friendly relations which subsisted between this family and the Athenians, and more especially the family of Pericles.