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However, they were not satisfied with perpetrating these crimes, but about the same time were ravaging the Asiatic coast,1 committing outrages against the islands,2 subverting the free governments in Italy and Sicily, setting up despotisms in their stead,3 overrunning the Peloponnesus and filling it with seditions and wars. For, tell me, against which of the cities of Hellas did they fail to take the field? Which of them did they fail to wrong?

1 Greek settlements in Asia Minor. See Isoc. 4.144.

2 For example, SamosXen. Hell. 2.3.6), by expelling the democratic faction and setting up “decarchis” there.

3 Sparta supported Dionysius the tyrant of Syracuse in extending his power over Greek cities in Sicily and Italy. See Diodorus xiv. 10 and cf. Isoc. 4.126, which should be read in this connection.

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