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[53] For when the Argives came to your ancestors and implored them to take up for burial the bodies of the dead at the foot of the Cadmea,1 your forefathers yielded to their persuasion and compelled the Thebans to adopt measures more conformable to our usage, and thus not only gained renown for themselves in those times, but also bequeathed to your city a glory never to be forgotten for all time to come, and this glory it would be unworthy of you to betray. For it is disgraceful that you should pride yourselves on the glorious deeds of your ancestors and then be found acting concerning your suppliants in a manner the very opposite of theirs.

1 See Isoc. 4.55 (Vol. I, p. 153).

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