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[112] You remember when Phrynichus1 was murdered at night beside the fountain in the osier beds by Apollodorus and Thrasybulus, who were later caught and put in the prison by the friends of Phrynichus. The people noted what had happened and, releasing the prisoners, held an inquiry after torture. On investigation they found that Phrynichus had been trying to betray the city and that his murderers had been unjustly imprisoned.

1 Phrynichus, commander of the Athenian fleet at Samos, took part in the Revolution of the Four Hundred in 411 B.C. According to Thucydides (viii. 92) he was murdered in the market place in broad daylight (ἐν τῇ ἀγόρᾳ πληθούσῃ) by an unknown hand, after returning from a mission to Sparta which had failed. But the account of Lysias (Lys. 13.71) agrees in the main with that of Lycurgus. The spring was probably in the market place. Critias was later chief of the Thirty.

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