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[41] Many sufferings were being visited upon the city; every citizen had felt misfortune at its worst; but the sight which would most surely have stirred the onlooker and moved him to tears over the sorrows of Athens was to see the people vote that slaves should be released, that aliens should become Athenians and the disfranchised regain their rights1: the nation that once proudly claimed to be indigenous and free. The city had suffered a change indeed.

1 For this proposal of Hyperides compare Lyc. 1.16 and note.

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