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[2] He seemed affable and winning in private conversation rather than capable of conducting public debates. In fact, he was, as Eupolis says, 1
‘A prince of talkers, but in speaking most incapable.’
And there is extant a certain speech written by Phaeax2 ‘Against Alcibiades,’ wherein, among other things, it is written that the city's numerous ceremonial utensils of gold and silver were all used by Alcibiades at his regular table as though they were his own.

1 In his Demes (Kock, Com. Att. Frag. i. p. 281

2 This has come down to us among the orations of Andocides (Andoc. 4). It is clearly a fictitious speech, put by its unknown author into the mouth of Phaeax (cf Andoc. 4.2 and 41).

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