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[31] For, when you wished to praise Busiris, you chose to say that he forced the Nile to break into branches and surround the land1, and that he sacrificed and ate strangers who came to his country; but you gave no proof that he did these things. And yet is it not ridiculous to demand that others follow a procedure which you yourself have not used in the slightest degree?

1 Cf. Hdt. 2.16, where the same verb (περιρρήγνυμι) is used in connexion with the branches of the Nile in the Delta.

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