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Calli'bius

*Kalli/bios).

1. The Harmost who commanded the garrison with which the Spartans occupied Athens at the request of the Thirty tyrants, B. C. 404. The story told by Plutarch of his raising his staff to strike Autolycus the Athlete (whom the Thirty put to death for presuming to resent the insult), shews that he formed no exception to the coarse and overbearing demeanour so common with Spartan governosrs. The tyrants conciliated his favour by the most studious deference,--the above case is a strong instance of it, --and he allowed them accordingly to use his soldiers at their pleasure as the instruments of their oppression. (Xen. Hell. 2.3. §§ 13, 14; Diod. 14.4; Plutt. Lysand. 15.)

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