1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Aegospotami

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AEGOSPOTAMI (i.e., "Goat Stream"), a small creek issuing into the Hellespont, N. E. of Sestos, the scene of the decisive battle in 405 B.C. by which Lysander destroyed the last Athenian armament in the Peloponnesian War (q.v.). The township of that name, whose existence is attested to by coins of the 5th and 4th centuries, must have been quite insignificant.