After this Alcibiades set to work to persuade
Tissaphernes to become the friend of the Athenians.Tissaphernes, although afraid of the Peloponnesians because they had more
ships in Asia than the Athenians, was yet disposed to be persuaded if he
could, especially after his quarrel with the Peloponnesians at Cnidus about
the treaty of Therimenes.The quarrel had already taken place, as the Peloponnesians were by this
time actually at Rhodes; and in it the original argument of Alcibiades touching the liberation of
all the towns by the Lacedaemonians had been verified by the declaration of
Lichas, that it was impossible to submit to a convention which made the king
master of all the states at any former time ruled by himself or by his
fathers.While Alcibiades was besieging
the favour of Tissaphernes with an earnestness proportioned to the greatness
of the issue,
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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