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[120] I have chosen to begin with a period rather remote for these reasons: first, because I consider that those who lay claim to superior excellence ought from the very beginning of their race to be distinguished above all others,1 and, second, because I should be ashamed if, having spoken at undue length of men who, though noble,2 are nowise akin to me, I should not even briefly mention those of our ancestors who most excellently governed our city,

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