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Leosthenes, who had plunged the city into the Lamian war1 much to Phocion's displeasure, once asked him derisively what good he had done the city during the many years in which he had been general. ‘No slight good,’ said Phocion, ‘in that its citizens are buried in their own sepulchres.’

1 323-322 B.C. So named because the confederate Greeks held Antipater and his forces for some time besieged in Lamia, a city of S. E. Thessaly (§ 4).

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