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[3] Callistratus, the popular orator, also went with the embassy; for he had promised Iphicrates that if he would let him go home, he would either send money for the fleet or bring about peace, and consequently he had been at Athens and engaged in efforts to secure peace; and when the ambassadors came before the assembly of the Lacedaemonians and the representatives of their allies, the first of them who spoke was Callias, the torch-bearer.1 He was the sort of man to enjoy no less being praised by himself than by others, and on this occasion he began in about the following words:

1 Of the Eleusinian mysteries.cp. II. iv. 20.

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