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 But one thing the Thebans will not be able to say—that they remain loyal to their associates, though there is reason to fear that we, having recovered our country, will desert to the Lacedaemonians; for you will find, Athenians, that we have twice been besieged1 and forced to surrender because of our friendship for you, while the Thebans often have wronged this city.
1 By the Thebans in 427 （Thucydides iii. 52） and again in 373 B.C.