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[2] still, they felt that it was chiefly due to Nicias that they had obtained peace and the final surrender of those men, and so they lavished their regard upon him. And Hellenes everywhere said that it was Pericles who had plunged them into war, but Nicias who had delivered them out of it, and most men called the peace the ‘Peace of Nicias.’ 1 Alcibiades was therefore distressed beyond measure, and in his envy planned a violation of the solemn treaty.

1 Ratified in 421 B.C. Cf. Plut. Nic. 9

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