Herodotus VI: 110


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Greek

ταῦτα λέγων ὁ Μιλτιάδης προσκτᾶται τὸν Καλλίμαχον: προσγενομένης δὲ τοῦ πολεμάρχου τῆς γνώμης ἐκεκύρωτο συμβάλλειν. μετὰ δὲ οἱ στρατηγοὶ τῶν ἡ γνώμη ἔφερε συμβάλλειν, ὡς ἑκάστου αὐτῶν ἐγίνετο πρυτανηίη τῆς ἡμέρης, Μιλτιάδῃ παρεδίδοσαν: ὁ δὲ δεκόμενος οὔτι κω συμβολὴν ἐποιέετο, πρίν γε δὴ αὐτοῦ πρυτανηίη ἐγένετο.

Translation

By saying this Miltiades wins over Callimachus. When the polemarch’s vote was counted in, and the decision to attack had been resolved upon. Thereafter the generals whose opinion had been to fight, as each one’s day of command came in turn, turned the presidency over to Miltiades. He accepted the office but did not make an attack until it was his own day to preside.