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[92] for in place of holding the citadels of other states, her people saw the day when the enemy was in possession of the Acropolis1; in place of dragging children from their mothers and fathers and taking them as hostages,2 many of her citizens, living in a state of siege, were compelled to educate and support their children with less than was their due; and in place of farming the lands of other states,3 for many years4 they were denied the opportunity of even setting eyes upon their own fields.

1 A Spartan garrison occupied the Acropolis during the rule of the Thirty.

2 This the Athenians did at Samos in 440 B.C. See Thuc. 1.115.

3 The reference is to the cleruchies. See 6, note.

4 From 413 to 404 B.C.

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