Perceiving this, Alcibiades again persuaded
Endius and the other Ephors to persevere in the expedition, saying that the
voyage would be made before the Chians heard of the fleet's misfortune, and
that as soon as he set foot in Ionia, he should, by assuring them of the
weakness of the Athenians and the zeal of Lacedaemon, have no difficulty in
persuading the cities to revolt, as they would readily believe his
He also represented to Endius himself in private that it would be glorious
for him to be the means of making Ionia revolt and the king become the ally
of Lacedaemon, instead of that honour being left to Agis
（Agis, it must be remembered, was the enemy of
Alcibiades）; and Endius and his colleagues thus persuaded, he put to sea with the five
ships and the Lacedaemonian Chalcideus, and made all haste upon the voyage.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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