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The Thirty thereupon retired to Eleusis; and the1 Ten, with the aid of the cavalry commanders, took care of the men in the city, who were in a state of great disquiet and distrust of one another. In fact, even the cavalry did guard duty by night, being quartered in the Odeum and keeping with them both their horses and their shields2; and such was the suspicion that prevailed, that they patrolled along the walls3 from evening onwards with their shields, and toward dawn with their horses, fearing continually that they might be attacked by parties of men from Piraeus.

1 403 B.C.

2 i.e. in order to serve both as horsemen and as hoplites. See below and cp. note on iii. 48.

3 i.e. outside the walls (see note on Odeum, 9). In their “distrust of one another” (see above) they sought by this means to prevent desertions to Piraeus.

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