Лакедемонянин Дексипп и спартанская политика на Сицилии в конце V в. до н. э.
The paper examines Diodorus’ data and the other evidences for the career of Dexippus, a Spartan military commander, who was stationed with a garrison in the Sicilian polis of Gela in the last decade of the Vth century B. C. This Spartan seems not to be just a mercenary leader, as the scholarly opinion prefers him to consider. The author argues that the appearance of the guard in Gela was connected with the Spartan activity in Sicily under Gylippus in 414-413 B. C., and Dexippus himself had presumably close relations with Lysander’s retinue. The commander, supported with the mercenary force and the local oligarchic party, protected the Spartan and Syracusan interests in Gela. Contacts between Sparta and Syracuse after the banishment of Dexippus in 405 B. C. by Dionysius the Elder probably worsened, but both Sparta and the Syracusan warlord sought ways to restore their former good relations.