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In a later time, when Heracles had vanished from amongst men, and his children were fleeing from Eurystheus and were expelled by all the Greeks, who were ashamed of these acts but afraid of Eurystheus' power, they came to this city, and seated themselves as suppliants at our altars.1

1 The sons of Heracles (Heracleidae; cf. Euripides' play of this name) were protected by the Athenians against their father's oppressor, Eurystheus, king of Argos, before their conquest of the Peloponnese.

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