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Well then, Cimon was acquitted at this trial. And during the remainder of his political career, when he was at home, he mastered and constrained the people in its onsets upon the nobles, and in its efforts to wrest all office and power to itself; but when he sailed away again on military service,1 the populace got completely beyond control. They confounded the established political order of things and the ancestral practices which they had formerly observed,

1 462 B.C. See Plut. Cim. 17.

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