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When he learned that Cyrus, the King's son, was come to Sardis,1 he went up to confer with him and to accuse Tissaphernes, who, though he was commissioned to aid the Lacedaemonians and drive the Athenians from the sea, was thought to be remiss in his duty, through the efforts of Alcibiades,2 showing lack of zeal, and destroying the efficiency of the fleet by the meagre subsidies which he gave.

1 He succeeded Tissaphernes as satrap of Lydia.

2 Cf. Plut. Alc. 25.1-2.

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