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But reflect upon the glory and the greatness of the deeds wrought by our city and our ancestors, review them in your minds and consider what kind of man was he, what was his birth and what the character of his education, who expelled the tyrants, brought the people into their own, and established our democratic state;1 what sort was he who conquered the barbarians in the battle at Marathon and won for the city the glory which has come to Athens from this victory;2

1 Cleisthenes.

2 Miltiades.

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