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[2] And when Thebes had been destroyed1 and Alexander was demanding the surrender of Demosthenes, Lycurgus, Hypereides, Charidemus, and others, and the assembly turned their eyes upon Phocion and called upon him many times by name, he rose up, and drawing to his side one of his friends, whom he always cherished, trusted, and loved most of all, he said: ‘These men have brought the city to such a pass that I, for my part, even if this Nicocles should be demanded, would urge you to give him up. ’

1 In 335 B.C.

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