An assembly was therefore at once called, and after much expression of
opinion upon both sides, Cleon, son of Cleaenetus, the same who had carried
the former motion of putting the Mitylenians to death, the most violent man
at Athens, and at that time by far the most powerful with the commons, came
forward again and spoke as follows:—
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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