For, in the first place, as long as the Lacedaemonians were at war with the Athenians, he bore his part with them; then, as soon as peace had come, he persuaded his state that the Thracians were injuring the Greek,1 and, after gaining his point as best he could from the ephors,2 set sail with the intention of making war upon the Thracians who dwelt beyond the Chersonese and Perinthus.
1 i.e. the Greek colonists in the Thracian Chersonese.
2 The ephors, five in number, were the ruling officials at Sparta.
Xenophon. Xenophon in Seven Volumes, 3. Carleton L. Brownson. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA; William Heinemann, Ltd., London. 1922.
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