Now if he had heard
that the persons who talked like that to him had been cudgelled to death
immediately after their return home, I fancy he would have done what the King of
did. You remember what that
was: the King had been inveigled by Timagoras, and had made him a present, as
the story goes, of forty talents; but when he heard that the man had been put to
death at Athens
, and had not been
competent to warrant his own life, much less to fulfil his undertaking, he
realized that he had not paid the price to the man who could deliver the goods.
The first result was that he again placed in subjection to you the city of
, which he had put
on his own list of friends and allies; and the second, that he nevermore gave
money to anybody.