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[5] But some tell a different story, and say that Antipater asked whether, in case he indulged the Athenians in the matter of the garrison, Phocion would go surety that his city would abide by the peace and stir up no trouble; and that when Phocion was silent and delayed his answer, Callimedon, surnamed Carabus,1 an arrogant man and a hater of democracy, sprang to his feet and cried: ‘But even if the fellow should prate such nonsense, Antipater, wilt thou trust him and give up what thou hast planned to do?’

1 Stag-beetle.

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