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He stood silent earlier than the king "Who artwork thou? " requested Artaxerxes. "O king," spoke back the exile, "I am Themistocles the Athenian, pushed into banishment via the Greeks. I include a brain fitted to my current calamities; ready alike for favours and for anger. in case you store me you'll keep your suppliant; if in a different way, you are going to wreck an enemy of the Greeks. " Artaxerxes loved the braveness the exile confirmed, yet he gave him no solution that day. At evening, in his sleep, he was once heard to cry aloud for pleasure 3 times, "I have Themistocles the Athenian. " within the morning he commanded his courtiers and captains to gather within the corridor, whereas the stranger used to be introduced ahead of him. because the Athenian handed just about the captains, one in every of them whispered to him. "You refined Greek serpent, the king's reliable genius hath introduced thee hither. " Themistocles proposal those have been ominous phrases, yet to his shock the king greeted him kindly. A present have been provided to whoever may still carry the well-known Athenian to the courtroom of the good king. This present Artaxerxes now declared can be given to Themistocles himself. The Greek besought the king to furnish him a yr during which to benefit the Persian language. He promised that once he may possibly communicate with out an interpreter he might inform Artaxerxes tips on how to subdue Greece. Artaxerxes not just granted his request, yet confirmed him nice kindness. For he gave to him 3 towns, and ordered the population to provide him with bread, meat, wine and no matter what else he may wish for himself and his relatives. In Magnesia, this kind of towns, the Athenian lived content material for a few years. yet at size Artaxerxes assembled a military to invade Greece, and he despatched for the Greek to come back to guide it into his personal state. yet no matter what offers he had made to make sure his personal protection, Themistocles had by no means fairly intended to hurt the land he enjoyed so good. So whilst the message of Artaxerxes reached him, the Athenian invited his associates to a dinner party, and after bidding them farewell he provided sacrifices to the gods. He then took poison and shortly after died. Artaxerxes revered the Athenian, simply because he had died instead of betray his state, and he ordered his kinfolk to be handled with kindness. Themistocles used to be buried with no the partitions of Magnesia, and the Magnesians erected a statue to him of their industry position, simply because he were the "Saviour of Greece. " In 464 B. C. , 3 years after the demise of Themistocles, Aristides died. The Athenians, either wealthy and negative, mourned for his loss, simply because his infrequent justice, his actual patriotism, had made him to be enjoyed and honoured through all who knew him. bankruptcy LVI The Eloquence of Pericles AFTER the dying of Aristides, Cimon grew to become commander-in-chief of the allied fleet. Cimon was once loved via the Athenians, for he confirmed them nice kindness. each day he invited the various poorer voters to supper. whilst he walked in the course of the urban he ordered a number of well-dressed slaves to stick to him. Then, if he met a citizen clad in shabby or threadbare clothing, he may order one among his slaves to switch outfits with him.