Public Hatred of Callicrates and His Faction
In the Peloponnese, when the ambassadors arrived and announced the answers from
The effect of the message from the Romans in the Achaean league. Supra ch. 13.
Rome, there was no longer mere clamour, but
downright rage and hatred against Callicrates
and his party. . . .
An instance of the hatred entertained for Callicrates and
Unpopularity of Callicrates, Adronidas, and their party.
Adronidas, and the others who agreed with
them, was this. The festival of the Antigoneia
was being held at Sicyon,—the baths being all
supplied with large public bathing tubs, and
smaller ones placed by them used by bathers of the better
sort,—if Adronidas or Callicrates entered one of these, not a
single one of the bystanders would get into it any more, until
the bathman had let every drop of water run out and filled it
with fresh. They did this from the idea that they would be
polluted by entering the same water as these men. Nor
would it be easy to describe the hissing and hooting that
took place at the public games in Greece when any one
attempted to proclaim one of them victor. The very children
in the streets as they returned from school ventured to call
them traitors to their faces. To such height did the anger
and hatred of these men go. . . .