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1898 edition. Excerpt: ... but it may be supposed that Alcibiades
addressed the soldiers in assembly at Samos some such speech as
this "Must I enumerate the misfortunes that have befallen you since
I left you? Must T say never would a Oylippus have come to
Syracuse? Must I disclose to you all the weaknesses--the follies of
Nicias?My work is that dissension which has lamed the arm of Sparta
and blunted the Peloponnesian swords. My work is the safety in
which you are lying here at Samoswhile not even your internal feuds
and the frantic rule of the Four Hundred can give your foes the
spirit to assail you. My work it is, that not yet has the
Phoenician fleet joined itself with that at Miletus and destroyed
your naval power for ever. 'Twas I who made out of JviSsaphernes,
your deadliest and strongest foe, not only a slumbering adversary,
but a man now ready to embrace your friendship. These were his
parting words; Go and assure thy countrymen their army shall not
want for sustenance though I sell my own bed to purchase it. Tthe
fleet at Aspendus shall not only lie at anchor but shall weigh
anchor with all speed to join that party at whose head you shall
stand. What you Athenians find it meet to do, yourselves conclude."
Promises such as these raised the credit of Alcibiades with the
army, who immediately choose him as first general with absolute
powers. With him they thought they would be able to accomplish all
their desires, and the first proof was to be given by the immediate
overthrow of the Four Hundred. But Alcibiades opposed the design,
representing that it was necessary he should first have an
interview with-Tissaphernes Tn pursuance of his policy he began to
pass backwards and forwards between Samos and Magnesia, with the
view of inspiring both Tissapkernes and the...
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Anna Cecilia Griffiths
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