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[3] Nothing dreadful, he would say, was to be expected where they were, and even if the worst should come, he chose rather to die at the hands of his enemies than at the hands of his fellow citizens. In this he was not like-minded with Leon of Byzantium, who, at a later time,1 said to his fellow citizens: ‘I would rather be put to death by you than with you.’ However, regarding the exact spot to which they should remove their camp, Nicias said they would deliberate at their leisure.

1 Perhaps in 340 B.C., when Philip of Macedon was besieging Byzantium. Leon was a rhetorician and historian.

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