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‘ [3] For in that case the war will be at a long remove; but wherever men are defeated every terror is close at hand.’ But when the defeat came,1 and the turbulent and revolutionary spirits in the city dragged Charidemus to the tribunal and demanded that he be made general, the best citizens were filled with fear; and with the aid of the council of the Areiopagus in the assembly, by dint of entreaties and tears, they persuaded them at last to entrust the city to the guidance of Phocion.

1 In 338 B.C., at Chaeroneia, where Philip defeated the allied Greeks and put an end to their independence.

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