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[52] For I suppose you know that Alcibiades held command for four or five years1 in succession, keeping the upper hand and winning victories over the Lacedaemonians: the cities thought well to give him twice as much as any other commander, so that some people supposed that he had more than a hundred talents. But when he died2 he left evidence that this was not true: for he bequeathed a smaller fortune to his children than he had inherited himself from his guardians.

1 411-407 B.C.

2 He was murdered in Phrygia, 404 B.C.

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