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[6] And the Cleon of Aristophanes1 blusteringly says:— “ I'll bellow down the orators, and Nicias I'll rattle.
” And Phrynichus plainly hints at his lack of courage and his panic-stricken air in these verses:—
He was a right good citizen, and I know it well;
He wouldn't cringe and creep as Nicias always does.

1 Knights, 358. It is not Cleon, but his adversary, the rampant sausage-seller, who utters the verse.

2 From a play of unknown name. Kock, Com. Att. Frag. i. p. 385.

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