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[4] And events justified his fear. For at first Leosthenes achieved brilliant successes, conquering the Boeotians in battle, and driving Antipater into Lamia. Then, too, they say that the city came to cherish high hopes, and was continuously holding festivals and making sacrifices of glad tidings. Phocion, however, when men thought to convict him of error and asked him if he would not have been glad to have performed these exploits, replied: ‘By all means; but I am glad to have given the advice I did.’ And again, when glad tidings came in quick succession by letter and messenger from the camp, ‘When, pray,’ said he, ‘will our victories cease?’

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