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 And surely you ought to find your ideal of a good general, not in one who by a single stroke of good fortune has attained, like Lysander,1 a success which it has been the lot of no other man to achieve, but one who, though loaded with many difficult responsibilities of all sorts, has always discharged them with honesty and wisdom. And just this has been the fortune of Timotheus.
1 He happened to be in command of the Spartan forces when the Athenian empire crumpled at the battle of Aegospotami.