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[50] If the barbarians heard these words and understood their import, do you not think that they would unanimously appoint you their protectors?1 As regards this law then, which is so well esteemed among the Greeks and would be well esteemed among the barbarians also, consider what penalty he who transgresses it will have to pay before he has paid his deserts.

1 πρόξενος, here loosely used, is technically a man chosen by a foreign state as its representative in his own native city (nearly a “consul” in the modern sense).

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