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Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 2, chapter 6 (search)
ersuaded his state that the Thracians were injuring the Greek,i.e. the Greek colonists in the Thracian Chersonese. and, after gaining his point as best he could from the ephors,The ephors, five in number, were the ruling officials at Sparta. set sail with the intention of making war upon the Thracians who dwelt beyond the Chersonese and Perinthus.
When, however, the ephors changed their minds for some reason or other and, after he had already gone, tried to turn him back from the Isthmus of Corinth, at that point he declined to render further obedience, but went sailing off to the Hellespont.
As a result he was condemned to death by the authorities at Sparta on the ground of disobedience to orders. Being now an exile he came to Cyrus, and the arguments whereby he persuaded Cyrus as recorded elsewhere;But not in the Anabasis or in any of Xenophon's other works. Perhaps the author was writing under the impression that he had stated these arguments in Xen. Anab. 1.1.9. at any rate, Cyrus