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Title: Cimone, Lacedemonio e la madre nelle testimonianze di Plutarco e della sua fonte, Stesimbroto di Taso
Author(s): VANOTTI, Gabriella
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 45 Date: 2015
According to Plutarch, the mother of Cimon’s twin sons, Lacedaemonius and Eleius (Oulius), was called Kleitoria. This name (or nick-name) has aroused strong discussions among scholars, but they have not agreed on a proper explanation of its real meaning. The woman is mentioned in some Plutarch quotations going back to Stesimbrotus, who denounced the Periclean malice towards Cimon’s sons, mainly Lacedaemonius, entrusted with a difficult mission in Corcyra on the eve of the Peloponnesian war. Considerations about this aspect can lead to a better understanding of Stesimbrotus’s testimony and opinion on Lacedaemonius, on his father Cimon and on their philo-laconism.