Leo or LEON
4. One of the three ambassadors sent from Sparta to dissuade the Athenians from the alliance with Argos, in B. C. 420. (Thuc. 5.44
It seems doubtful whether we should identify him with the father of Antalcidas (Plut. Art. 21
), and again with the ephor ἐπώνυμος
in the fourteenth year of the Peloponnesian war, B. C. 418 (Xen. Hell. 2.3.10
), and also with the Leon who was sent out with Antisthenes, in B. C. 412, as ἐπιβάτης
(whatever that may mean), and was appointed on the death of Pedaritus to succeed him in the command. (Thuc. 8.39
; comp. Arnold and Goeller, ad loc.
) The father of Pedaritus (Thuc. 8.28
) was probably a different person, though Krueger thinks he was the same with the officer of Antisthenes and was appointed to succeed his son.