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Concerning the Team of Horses
 Now the persons who first plotted against the democracy and established the Four Hundred,1 inasmuch as my father, although he was repeatedly invited to join them would not do so, seeing that he was a vigorous opponent of their activities and a loyal supporter of the people, judged that they were powerless to upset the established order until he was removed out of their way.
1 The Revolution of the Four Hundred in 411 B.C. conducted the Athenian government for only a few months.