previous next
[2]

He once wished to see Pericles, and went to his house. But he was told that Pericles could not see him; he was studying how to render his accounts to the Athenians. ‘Were it not better for him,’ said Alcibiades, as he went away, ‘to study how not to render his accounts to the Athenians?’

While still a stripling, he served as a soldier in the campaign of Potidaea,1 and had Socrates for his tentmate and comrade in action.

1 432-431 B.C. Cf. Plut. Nic. 4.4.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Greek (Bernadotte Perrin, 1916)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: