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Cornelius Nepos

XIII. Timotheus

1. Timotheus, Cononis filius, Atheniensis. Hic a patre acceptam gloriam multis auxit virtutibus; fuit enim disertus, impiger, laboriosus, rei militaris peritus 2neque minus civitatis regendae. Multa huius sunt praeclare facta, sed haec maxime illustria. Olynthios et Byzantios bello subegit. Samum cepit; in quo oppugnando superiore bello Athenienses mille et ducenta talenta consumpserant, id ille sine ulla publica impensa populo restituit. Adversus Cotum bella gessit ab eoque mille et ducenta talenta praedae 3in publicum rettulit. Cyzicum obsidione liberavit. Ariobarzani simul cum Agesilao auxilio profectus est, a quo cum Laco pecuniam numeratam accepisset, ille cives suos agro atque urbibus augeri maluit quam

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XIII. Timotheus

XIII. Timotheus

1. Timotheus, the Athenian, son of Conon. This man increased by his many accomplishments the glory which he had inherited from his father; for he was eloquent, energetic and industrious; he was skilled in the art of war and equally so in statesmanship. Many are his illustrious deeds, but the following are the most celebrated; his arms were victorious over the Olynthians and the Byzantines; he took Samos, and although in a former war the365 b.c. Athenians had spent twelve hundred talents in the siege of that town,1 he restored it to the people without any expense to the state. He waged war against Cotus2 and gained booty to the value of twelve hundred talents, which he paid into the public treasury. He freed Gyzicus from a blockade. With Agesilaus he went to the aid of Ariobarzanes, and while the Laconian accepted a cash payment for his services,3 Timotheus preferred that his fellow-citizens should have additional territory and cities, rather than that he should receive a recompense

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.cornelius_nepos-book_great_generals_foreign_nations_timotheus.1929