“I have a friend Anaxibius, gentlemen, and he happens also to be Admiral.1 So if you will send me to him, I presume I can bring back with me ships of war and merchant vessels to carry us; for yourselves, if you really wish to go by sea, wait until I return; and I shall return speedily.” When they heard this, the soldiers were delighted, and voted that Cheirisophus should set sail with all speed.
1 Not “an” admiral, for ναύαρχος was the distinctive title of the commanding officer of the Lacedaemonian fleet.
Xenophon. Xenophon in Seven Volumes, 3. Carleton L. Brownson. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA; William Heinemann, Ltd., London. 1922.
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