), an Athenian officer in the Syracusan expedition, was, together with Euthydemus, associated in the supreme command with Nicias, towards the end of the year B. C. 414.
The operations of Menander and his colleague Euthvdemus are narrated in the life of the latter. [Vol. II. p. 123b.] (Thuc. 7.16
; Diod. 13.13
; Plut. Nicias,
It appears to have been this same Menander whom we find serving under Alcibiades in the campaign against Pharnabazus, in the winter of B. C. 409-408 (Xen. Hell. 1.2.16
), and probably the same who was appointed, with Tydeus and Cephisodotus in B. C. 405, to share the command of the Athenian fleet with the generals who had been previously appointed--Conon, Philocles, and Adeimantus.
He was therefore one of the commanders at the disastrous battle of Aegos-potami; and he and Tydeus are especially mentioned as rejecting with contempt the advice of Alcibiades before the battle. (Id. 2.1. §§ 16, 26.)