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[117] And so far are the states removed from “freedom” and “autonomy”1 that some of them are ruled by tyrants, some are controlled by alien governors, some have been sacked and razed,2 and some have become slaves to the barbarians—the same barbarians whom we once so chastened for their temerity in crossing over into Europe, and for their overweening pride,

1 Freedom and autonomy—a single idea; see General Introd. p xxxii; Isoc. 14.24; Isoc. Letter 8.7.

2 See Isoc. 4.126.

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