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[2] ‘But now,’ said he, ‘from this very day I make thee a friend and close companion, for thou hast counselled what was for my advantage.’

Again, when the Athenians were bent on making an expedition against the Boeotians, at first he opposed it; and when his friends told him that he would be put to death by the Athenians if he offended them, ‘That will be unjust,’ said he, ‘if I act for their advantage; but if I play them false, it will be just.’

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