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A little while after this Alcibiades sailed away from Sicily,1 and then Nicias took the entire command. Lamachus was, it is true, a sturdy and honorable man, one who put forth his might without stint in battle, but so poor and petty that in every campaign where he served as general he would charge up to the Athenian people certain trifling moneys for his own clothes and boots.

1 See the Plut. Alc. 21.1.

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