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Themistocles after the victory he gain'd in the war against the Persians, said in the assembly, that he had got a sc[[deletion]] eem [[/deletion]] [[addition]] heme [[/addition]] which he thought would be very salutary for [[deletion]] for the [[unclear]] [[/deletion]] the republick, but it was not necessary it should be known by all; & desired that the people would name somebody to whom he should communicate it: they named Aristides: to whom Themistocles said, that the Lacedemonian fleet which was return'd to its habour at [[deletion]] Gytheum [[/deletion]] Gytheum, could be privily burnt; which being done the Lacedamonian [[deletion]] fleet [[/deletion]] [[addition]] strength [[/addition]] must necessarily be destroy'd. Which when Aristides had heard, he went back to the assembly, to the great