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Sophistical Commonplaces For first he "thinks that he should remind the congress B.C. 405. Hermocrates was not there. Xen. Hellen. 1, 1, 27-31. that in war sleepers are woke at dawn by bugles, in peace by cocks."For this proverb see Plutarch, Nicias, ch. 9, h(de/ws memnhme/noi tou= ei)po/ntos o(/ti tou\s e)n ei)rh/nh| kaqeu/dontas ou) sa/lpigges a)ll' a)lektruo/nes a)futni/zousi. Then he says that "Hercules established the Olympic games and the sacred truce during them, as an exemplification of his own principles;" and that "he had injured all those persons against whom he waged war, under compulsion and in obedience to the order of another, but was never voluntarily the author of harm to any man."Ib. ch. 25. Next he quotes the instance of Zeus in Homer as being displeased with Ares, and sayingHomer, Il. 5. 890.— "Of all the gods that on Olympus dwell I hold thee most detested; for thy joy Is ever strife and war and battle." And again the wisest of the heroes saysHomer Il. 9, 63.— "