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[29] I can cite an instance that is familiar to you all. The Greeks have two treaties1 with the King, one made by our city and commended by all; and the later one made by the Lacedaemonians, which is of course condemned by all; and in these two treaties rights are diversely defined. Of private rights within a state, the laws of that state grant an equal and impartial share to all, weak and strong alike; but the international rights of Greek states are defined by the strong for the weak.

1 The first is probably the so-called peace of Callias about 448; the second is certainly that of Antalcidas in 387.

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