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[5] Therefore, too, they neither looked kindly upon Callicratidas at the first, when he came to succeed Lysander in the admirality,1 nor afterwards, when he had shown by manifest proofs that he was the justest and noblest of men, were they pleased with the manner of his leadership, which had a certain Doric simplicity and sincerity. They did, indeed, admire his virtue, as they would the beauty of a hero's statue; but they yearned for the zealous support of Lysander, and missed the interest which he took in the welfare of his partisans, so that when he sailed away they were dejected and shed tears.

1 Late in the year 407 B.C. It was Spartan policy to change their admiral yearly.

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