When I retired they made me a
member of the council. There were 28 of us ... all over 60. Survivors we were. As the COUNCIL we made the laws, we judged the criminals.
Now I've been made a member of the EPHORATE. There are only 5 of us We are higher than the Council. We
run everything from the schools, to the army. We can even overthrow the King. We even
decide which babies should be left on the hillside or sold as slaves. ( I don't really
like this ... but we are Spartan! I've a case to judge tomorrow and I'm not looking
forward to the mother's tears.)
So you can see... I'm a pretty powerful man
now. But I'll always be just a simple soldier at heart.
We agreed to the truce that Nicias of Athens made with us. But we do not trust this Alcibiades.