. Eng. transl.; Hermann, Opusc. vol. iv. pp. 299-302, where the passages of Demosthenes [c. Arist. p. 641] and of Lysias [de Caed. Erat. p. 94] are ably and satisfactorily reconciled ; Thirlwall's Greece, vol. iii. pp. 23, 24 ; Dict. of Ant. s. v. Areiopagus ; and the authors mentioned by C. F. Hermann, Pol. Ant. § 109, note 6.)
The services of Ephialtes to the democratic cause excited the rancorous enmity of some of the oligarchs, and led to his assassination during the night, probably in B. C. 456.
It appears that in the time of Antiphon (see de Caed. Her. p. 137) the murderers had not been discovered; but we learn, on the authority of Aristotle (apud Plut. Pericl. 10), that the deed was perpetrated by one Aristodicus of Tanagra.
The character of Ephialtes, as given by ancient writers, is a high land honourable one, insomuch that he is even classed with Aristeides for his inflexible integrity. Heracleides Ponticus tells us that he was in the habit of throwing open his grounds to the