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[2] and has, furthermore, many allies who, in case of any need, will readily come to her aid,1 and many more allies who are paying their contributions2 and obeying her commands. With these resources, one might argue that we have every reason to feel secure, as being far removed from danger, while our enemies may well be anxious and take thought for their own safety.

1 He refers here, probably, to allies by special treaty as distinguished from the allies next mentioned, who were members of the Confederacy and under the leadership of Athens. The latter paid their quotas into the Athenian treasury for the support of the Confederate navy.

2 In the second Confederacy the word σύνταξις (contribution) was used instead of φόρος (tribute) which became an odious term in the Confederacy of Delos. Cf. Isoc. 15.123.

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