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[4] And Stesimbrotus the Thasian, who was of about Cimon's time, says that he acquired no literary education, nor any other liberal and distinctively Hellenic accomplishment; that he lacked entirely the Attic cleverness and fluency of speech; that in his outward bearing there was much nobility and truthfulness; that the fashion of the man's spirit was rather Peloponnesian,
Plain, unadorned, in a great crisis brave and true,
as Euripides says of Heracles,1, a citation which we may add to what Stesimbrotus wrote.

1 Nauck, Trag. Graec. Frag., 473.

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