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[61] Pray what would be their feelings—if we may assume that the dead yonder possess any perception of what takes place here1—if they should perceive that, although you are masters, those who saw fit to be the slaves of barbarians had become despots over all the other Greeks and that we, who fought at your side for freedom, alone of the Greeks, have been driven from our homes, and that the graves of their companions in peril do not receive the customary funereal offerings through the lack of those to bring them, and that the Thebans, who were drawn up in battle array with the enemy, hold sway over that land?

1 This proviso is frequently found in Greek literature; cf. Isoc. 19.42; Isoc. 9.2.

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