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39). Ostraka reveal the existence of another son of Xanthippus, Ariphron (named after Xanthippus’ father, but perhaps not the eldest son), who is otherwise attested only as a guardian in the 430’s (Pl. Prt. 320 A). For Themistocles after the war we have a number of stories in which he falls foul of Sparta. The story of rebuilding Athens’ walls is to be found in Thucydides (I. 90–93. ii) as well as the later sources. Sparta urged that, in case the Persians returned, it would be better to have no fortified cities north of the Isthmus of Corinth; Themistocles had himself sent to Sparta to temporise, while Athens’ walls were rebuilt as quickly as possible; when rumours reached Sparta, Spartans were sent to Athens to see what was happening but the Athenians did not let them return; when the walls had reached a sufficient height,Themistocles was joined by colleagues (one of whom was Aristides), and informed the Spartans that Athens was safely fortified and was fully capable of judging what was the best policy for itself and for all.
Xen. Hell. VI. v. 34); Ath. Pol. 23. ii, if we accept the papyrus’ text and give it its natural interpretation, says they were not happy; Diodorus (XI. 50) has a debate, in which it seemed likely that they would decide to fight to recover their leadership, but unexpectedly a member of the gerousia called Hetoemaridas per- THE PELOPONNESE IN THE EARLY FIFTH CENTURY 27 suaded them not to do so. Sparta was a notoriously secretive state, and this story, at odds with Thucydides, of a debate which resulted in no action is more likely to represent later invention, from a time when the Spartans were afraid of Athens and were asking how they had allowed it to become so powerful, than authentic tradition.
72. ii); we do not know when its synoecism (Strabo) took place. 494, but he had not followed up the victory by bringing it into alliance with Sparta. VI. 83. The Greeks’ chattel slaves came from various sources, commonly outside Greece, and it is hard to think of them as a body of men capable of taking over the running of the state after Sepeia. Argos had a serf class of gymnetes, and some have thought of them; but more probably we should regard ‘slaves’ as aristocratic abuse rather than literal truth, and follow Aristotle, who says that the Argives were obliged to take in some of their perioikoi (Pol.