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[61] Indeed, the plain fact is that for a city destruction is like death. Let us take the clearest illustration. Our city was enslaved1 in earlier times by the tyrants and later by the Thirty, when the walls were demolished by the Spartans. Yet we were freed from both these evils and the Greeks approved us as the guardians of their welfare.

1 By the Pisistratids from c. 560 to 510 and by the Thirty from 404 to 403. The walls were destroyed in 404.

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