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[76] That was the time, Athenians, when the Spartans, once famous through the leaders in whose ways they had been schooled, came humbly to our city and begged our ancestors to save them; and the democracy which they had overthrown was made by the counsellors, whom we then had, the first power in Greece again: deservedly, in my belief; for they had found generals of the type I have just mentioned and had as advisers Archinus and Cephalus of Collytus.1 For the only salvation of a city or a nation is to find brave men to lead it and wise counsellors.

1 Like Cephalus, who is mentioned above (Din. 1.38), Archinus took a leading part in the overthrow of the Thirty in 403.

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