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[33] the Lacedaemonians have conferred upon his descendants the kingship and the power of command1 for all time; and as for our city, we are informed by those whom we credit in matters of ancient history that she aided Heracles to win his immortality2(in what way you can easily learn at another time; it would be unseasonable for me to relate it now), and that she aided his children to preserve their lives.3

1 See Isoc. 4.62 and note.

2 According to Dio. Sic. 4.39 the Athenians were the first to offer sacrifices to Heracles as a god.

3 For this statement and the following paragraph see Isoc. 4.56-62.

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