UNIVERSAL HISTORY-THE ANCIENT WORLD.
the spirit of party and the untrustworthiness of political leadership.
These dangers were specially manifested in the case of Themistocles.
Coming to consider himself infallible, he assumed a carriage unbecoming
in an elective officer. He put on pomp. He boasted of what he had done
for the state.
He acquired luxurious habits; and these had to be supported by peculation
and corruption in office. When sent out with a squadron to