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[42] For while they waged war without ceasing in behalf of the Hellenes against the barbarians, we removed from their homes those who derive their livelihood from Asia and led them against the Hellenes;1 and while they liberated the cities of Hellas2 and lent them their aid and so were adjudged worthy of the hegemony, we seek to enslave these cities3 and pursue a policy the very opposite of theirs and then feel aggrieved that we are not held in like honor with them—

1 The Athenian general Chares employed Asiatic mercenaries in the war against the Athenian allies.

2 Cf. Isoc. 4.83.

3 By conquest of the revolting allies.

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