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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. . . .

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