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58. The news was carried to Hippias at the Ceramicus; he went at once, not to the place, but to1 the armed men who were to march in the procession and, being at a distance, were as yet ignorant of what had hapopened. Betraying nothing in his looks of the calamity which had befallen him, he bade them leave their arms and go to a certain spot which he pointed out. [2] They, supposing that he had something to say to them, obeyed, and then bidding his guards seize the arms, he at once selected those whom he thought guilty, and all who were found carrying daggers; for the custom was to march in the procession with spear and shield only.

1 Hippias, dissembling his feelings, contrives to disarm the citizens and arrest the suspected.

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