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Such trials Leosthenes induced the citizens to brave undaunted, and they gave up their persons gladly to share the struggle with so great a leader. Should they not then be counted fortunate in their display of valor rather than unfortunate in their sacrifice of life? For in exchange for a mortal body they gained undying glory, safeguarding by their personal courage the universal liberty of Greece. . . .1

1 The Greek words which follow here cannot be translated as they stand. Fritzsche's emendation probably restores the correct sense, namely: “Nothing brings complete happiness without self-government.” But the Greek wording is uncertain.

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