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[10] Afterwards,1 however, when Hermon,2 one of the frontier guard, had smitten Phrynichus with a dagger and slain him in the open market-place, the Athenians tried the case of the dead man, found him guilty of treachery, and awarded crowns to Hermon and his accomplices.

1 In the summer of 411 B.C., Phrynichus having been deposed from his command at Samos, and showing himself and ardent supporter of the revolutionary Four Hundred at Athens.

2 The name is wrong, and has crept into the story by an error which can be traced. Hermon was ‘commander of the frontier guard stationed at Munychia.’ (Thuc. 8.92.5).

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