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VII. Alcibiades

1. Alcibiades, Cliniae filius, Atheniensis. In hoc quid natura efficere possit videtur experta; constat enim inter omnes qui de eo memoriae prodiderunt nihil illo fuisse excellentius vel in vitiis vel in 2virtutibus. Natus in amplissima civitate summo genere, omnium aetatis suae multo formosissimus; ad omnes res aptus consiliique plenus—namque

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VII. Alcibiades

VII. Alcibiades

1. Alcibiades, the Athenian, son of Clinias. In this man Nature seems to have tried to see what she could accomplish; for it is agreed by all who have written his biography that he was never excelled either in faults or in virtues. Born in the most famous of cities of a very noble family, he was by far the handsomest man of his time. He was skilled in every accomplishment and of abundant

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.cornelius_nepos-book_great_generals_foreign_nations_alcibiades.1929