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On His Return
 From that moment I have been reckless of both life and goods when called upon for a perilous venture. In fact, I at once proceeded to supply your forces in Samos with oar-spars—this was after the Four Hundred had seized power at Athens1—since Archelaus2 had hereditary connexions with my family and offered me the right of cutting and exporting as many as I wished.3 And not only did I supply the spars; I refused to charge more for them than they had cost me, although I might have obtained a price of five drachmae apiece. In addition, I supplied corn and bronze.
1 i.e. in 411.
2 King of Macedon from 413 to 399 B.C.
3 The text of an Attic decree honouring Archelaus for supplying ξύλα καὶ κωπέας still survives （I.G. i 2 105）. It may be consulted best in the restored version of B. D. Meritt; see Classical Studies presented to Edward Capps Princeton, 1936. Meritt would date it to 407-406 B.C.
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