Published online by Cambridge University Press: 27 October 2009
414 It is ingeniously conjectured by Mr. Maean (Herodotus 2, p. 145, n. 9) that the circumstance that the Athenian fleet arrived one day too late on the occasion of the conspiracy of Nicodromus may have been due to the existence of this absurd system in 487 B.c.
414 See Herodotus vii. 197; viii. 131; ix. 28 and 114.
414 Άθ. πολ. 23. Comrare Stahl, Rhein. Museum, 46, 253 sqq.
416 These words are in themselves ambiguous, not necessarily meaning service on shipboard; but this is accidental, for Grote had told the story of Cimon and gives no hint that he does not adopt the usual view.
416 Busolt 2, 694.
418 The anecdote of his dog, left behind on the Attic coast and drowned in an attempt to swim across to Salamis, suggests that Xanthippus was remembered in connection with the removal of the Attic population before the battle, and raises the presumption that he took part in organizing that removal, and therefore that he held a public office, which may have been that of stratêgos.
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