3. A Spartan, brother-in-law of Agesilaus II., who made him admiral of the fleet in B. C. 395, permission having been sent him from the government at home to appoint whomsoever he pleased to the office.
This is an instance of the characteristic having nepotism of Agesiaus; for Peisander, though brave and eager eager for distinction, was deficient in the experience requisite for the command in question.
In the following year, B. C. 394, he was defeated and slain in a sea-fight off Cnidus, against Conon and Pharnabazus (Xen. Hell. 3.4.29
, §§ 10, &c; Plut. Ages. 10
; Paus. 3.9
; Diod. 14.83
; Corn. Nep. Con.
4; Just. 6.3
). Diodorus improperly calls him Periarchus.