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[3] renewing the old slanders about his sister and accusing him of being a Spartan sympathizer. It was to these calumnies that the famous and popular verses of Eupolis about Cimon had reference:—
He was not base, but fond of wine and full of sloth,
and oft he'ld sleep in Lacedaemon, far from home,
And leave his Elpinicé sleeping all alone.
But if, though full of sloth and given to tippling, he yet took so many cities and won so many victories, it is clear that had he been sober and mindful of his business, no Hellene either before or after him would have surpassed his exploits.

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