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Whoever, therefore, knowing that such great vicissitudes have taken place and that such mighty powers have been so quickly brought to naught, yet trusts in our present circumstances, is all too foolish,1 especially since Athens is now in a much less favorable condition than she was at that time, while the hatred2 of us among the Hellenes and the enmity3 of the great King, which then brought disaster to our arms, have been again revived.

1 For the language cf. Isoc. 6.48.

2 By the bitter “Social War.” See General Introduction p. xxxviii.

3 In the course of the “Social War,” the Athenian general Chares had aided the satrap Artabazus in his revolt against Artaxerxes III. See Diodorus xvi. 22.

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