The treasury of the Acanthians at Delphi bears this inscription: ‘Brasidas and the Acanthians, with spoil from the Athenians.’ 1 For this reason many think that the marble figure standing within the edifice, by the door, is a statue of Brasidas. But it really represents Lysander, with his hair very long, after the ancient custom, and growing a generous beard.

1 In B.C. 424, Brasidas won Acanthus, a town on the Chalcidic peninsula, away from its alliance with Athens (Thuc. 4.84-88).

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