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[148] their defeat at Thermopylae is more admired than their many victories; the trophy1 which was erected by the barbarians over the Lacedaemonians is an object of affectionate regard and of pilgrimages, while the trophies erected by the Lacedaemonians over their enemies call forth, not praise, but odium; for the former is regarded as a proof of valor, the latter of selfish greed.

1 He means the spot where the trophy was raised, marked later by the column erected by the Greeks. Hdt. 7..228.

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