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[166] and when there proved to be many who were inclined and persuaded to take this course, they organized them into an army, conquered the peoples who occupied the islands of the barbarians and who dwelt along the coast of either continent, expelled them all, and settled in their stead those of the Hellenes who stood in greatest need of the necessities of life. And they continued doing this and setting this example to others until they learned that the Spartans, as I have related, had subjected to their power all the cities which are situated in the Peloponnesus.1 After this they were compelled to center their thoughts upon their own interests.

1 Isocrates regards the Ionian Colonization as contemporaneous with the Dorian Conquest of the Peloponnesus.

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