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After the flight of the Medes from Hellas, Cimon was sent out as a commander,1 before the Athenians had obtained their empire of the sea, and while they were still under the leadership of Pausanias and the Lacedaemonians. During this campaign, the citizen-soldiers he furnished on expeditions were always admirably disciplined and far more zealous than any others;

1 478-477 B.C.

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