Sadyattes directed his efforts against Smyrna and Miletus, which at that time was governed by the tyrant Thrasybulus.
Thrasybulus, too, is trustworthy; but Theramenes—to put it plainly—is a scoundrel.
And, of course, among the first persons whom they reached were the two incriminated officers, Theramenes and Thrasybulus.
He was slain in battle against Thrasybulus and the returning democrats.
His colleague, Thrasybulus, stood by apparently approving by his presence the charge that was brought but not opening his mouth.
The messenger took him for a fool, but Periander understood: Thrasybulus was counselling him to slay the principal citizens.
As a matter of fact Critias fell a few weeks afterward in a battle with Thrasybulus and the exiles of the democratic party.
Democracy is restored in Athens by Thrasybulus; he publishes an act of amnesty.
This was the moment for Thrasybulus and his men to snatch up their arms and make a dash at the enemy's position.
Thrasybulus fell in his eleventh month, and many other tyrannies have continued a very short time.