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[4] ‘But show us the power of your eloquence,’ said he, ‘by a denunciation of the Macedonians, that they may become even better by learning their faults.’ And so Callisthenes began his palinode, and spoke long and boldly in denunciation of the Macedonians, and after showing that faction among the Greeks was the cause of the increase of Philip's power, added:

But in a time of sedition, the base man too is in

1 A proverb in hexameter verse, sometimes attributed to Callimachus. Cf. the Nicias, xi. 3; Morals, p. 479a.

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