e had been warned, and did not
attack him, yet, not liking to be apprehended and risk their lives for
nothing, fell upon Hipparchus near the temple of the daughters of Leos, and
slew him as he was arranging the Panathenaic procession.
There are many other unfounded ideas current
among the rest of the Hellenes, even on matters of contemporary history
which have not been obscured by time. For instance, there is the notion that the Lacedaemonian kings have two
votes each, the fact being that they have only one; and that there is a company of Pitane, there being simply no such thing.
So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting
readily the first story that comes to hand.