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[67] in defence of which Aristocrates, son of Scelius, the uncle of my grandfather Epichares, whose name my brother here bears, performed many glorious deeds, when our country was at war with the Lacedaemonians. He razed to the ground Eetioneia,1 into which Critias2 and his faction were about to receive the Lacedaemonians, destroyed the fortress raised against us, and restored the people to their country, incurring himself dangers not like those which we are incurring, but dangers in which even disaster is glorious; and he put a stop to those who were plotting against you.

1 This was one of the forts guarding the Peiraeus. On Aristocrates and his struggle with the oligarchs, see Thuc. 8.88-92.

2 Critias was one of the leaders of the Thirty Tyrants. Epichares is at fault in his chronology.

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