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[541d] and Phanosthenes1 of Andros, and Heracleides2 of Clazomenae, whom my city invests with the high command and other offices although they are foreigners, because they have proved themselves to be competent. And will she not choose Ion of Ephesus as her general, and honor him, if he shows himself competent? Why, you Ephesians are by origin Athenians,3 are you not, and Ephesus is inferior to no city?

1 Captured the Thurian admiral Dorieus, 407 B. C.

2 Nothing else is known of this general.

3 Androclus of Attica founded Ephesus as the Ionian city known to the Greeks of Plato's time.

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