18.219）. Cf. Din. 1.76. Of
the other three men little is known. Thrason is mentioned as a Theban
proxenus by Aeschines （Aeschin.
3.139）; Eleus is perhaps the trierarch （c.
323） whose name appears in an inscription （I.G. 2.812, b.
14）; Phormisius is a mere name. Cf. Aristot. Const. Ath. 34.3.
Some of them, when the Cadmea was garrisoned by Spartans, assisted the exiles
who returned to Thebes and at their
own risk set free a neighboring city, long enslaved.In 382 B.C. Thebes was betrayed to
Sparta and many leading men
were exiled. These took refuge at Athens, with whose help in 378 they soon overthrew the new
government and ejected the Spartan garrison from the city （Dio. Sic. 15.25）.