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[72] surpassing each in the way appropriate to each;1 and having proved our superiority in meeting all dangers, we were straightway awarded the meed of valor,2 and we obtained, not long after, the sovereignty of the sea3 by the willing grant of the Hellenes at large and without protest from those who now seek to wrest it from our hands.

1 This passage is closely imitated by Lyc. 1.70, and by Aristeides, Isoc. 12.217.

2 By general acknowledgement. See Isoc. 4.99 and Isoc. 7.75, Isoc. 8.76.

3 Athens obtained the supremacy as the head of the Confederacy of Delos 477 B.C. See Isoc. 7.17; Isoc. 12.67; Hdt. 9.106; Thuc. 1.95; Xen. Hell. 6.5.34.

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