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Argileonis, the mother of Brasidas, when her son had met his death,1 and some of the citizens of Amphipolis arrived at Sparta and came to her, asked if her son had met his death honourably and in a manner worthy of Sparta. And when th ey proceeded to tell of his greatness, and declared that he was the best of all the Spartans in such enterprises, she said, ‘Sirs, my son was a gude and honourable mon, but Sparta has mony a mon better than him.’ 2

1 At the battle of Amphipolis, 422 b.c.

2 Cf. the note on Moralia, 190 b, supra.

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