ry man must be allowed to
have surpassed all others in the faculty of intuitively meeting an
Disease was the real cause of his death; though there is a story of his having ended his life by poison, on finding
himself unable to fulfil his promises to the king.
However this may be, there is a monument to him in the market-place of
He was governor of the district, the king having given him Magnesia, which
brought in fifty talents a year, for bread, Lampsacus, which was considered
to be the richest wine country, for wine, and Myus for other provisions.
His bones, it is said, were conveyed home by his relatives in accordance
with his wishes, and interred in Attic ground.
This was done
Athenians, and containing an express revelation of the rest of the intrigue,
desiring to be excused if he sought to harm his enemy even at the expense of
the interests of his country.
However, Astyochus, instead of thinking of punishing Alcibiades, who,
besides, no longer ventured within his reach as formerly, went up to him and
Tissaphernes at Magnesia, communicated to them the letter from Samos, and
turned informer, and if report may be trusted, became the paid creature of
Tissaphernes, undertaking to inform him as to this and all other matters; which was also the reason why he did not remonstrate more strongly against
the pay not being given in full.
Upon this Alcibiades instantly sent to the authorities at Samos a letter