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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