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He saw that the people, upon occasion, served their own turn with experienced men of eloquence or surpassing ability, but ever looked with suspicious and cautious eyes upon such powers, and tried to abate the pride and reputation to which they gave rise. This was manifest in their fining Pericles,1 and ostracising Damon,2 and discrediting, as most of them did, Antiphon the Rhamnusian,3 and finally, above all, in the fate of Paches, the captor of Lesbos,4

1 Plut. Per. 35.4

2 Cf. Plut. Per. 4.1-2.

3 He was tried and executed for participation in the revolution of the Four Hundred (;411 B.C.)

4 In 427 B.C. (;Thuc. 3.28).

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