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[6] He had a helper, too, in Thrasybulus of Steiris,1 who went along with him and did the shouting; for he had, it is said, the biggest voice of all the Athenians.

A second honorable proceeding of Alcibiades was his promising to bring over to their side the Phoenician ships which the King had sent out and the Lacedaemonians were expecting,-or at least to see that those expectations were not realized,—and his sailing off swiftly on this errand.

1 This illustrious commander, the son of Lycus, is to be distinguished from Thrasybulus, the son of Thraso (Plut. Nic. 6.1).

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