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Cf. ch. 41.
οἱ ἐχθροί. These enemies were probably the same who prosecuted him later with more success (ch. 136), Xanthippus and his Alcmaeonid friends. They might easily excite the people against a tyrant whose dominion over the Chersonese had the support of the Pisistratidae, although his father had been murdered by them. For internal politics at Athens cf. v. 103 n., vi. 21 n.; App. XVIII, § 6. στρατηγὸς ... αἱρεθεὶς ὑπὸ τοῦ δήμου. If this means election by the Ecclesia, and not by a single tribe, it is an anachronism (Ath. Pol. 22, cit. sup.), but probably H. is only contrasting the people as an electoral body with the judicial dicastery.
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