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[101] We must not attribute the cause to any subsequent misfortunes but to their crimes in the beginning, as the result of which they were brought to such a disastrous end. So that anyone would be much more in accord with the truth if he should assert that they first became subject to the dominion of their present ills at the moment when they attempted to seize the dominion of the sea,1 since they were seeking to acquire a power which was in no wise like that which they had before possessed.

1 For this word-play cf. Isoc. 5.61, note; also this discourse, Isoc. 8.105.

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