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[5] and the people, after recalling them, restored your city to you, but did not venture to participate in it themselves. Thus, if you take my advice, you will not be depriving your benefactors, so far as you may, of their native land, nor be placing more confidence in words than in deeds, in the future than in the past, especially if you remember the champions of oligarchy, who in speech make war on the people,1 but in fact are aiming at your property; and this they will acquire when they find you destitute of allies.

1 i.e., they pretend to be battling with the principle of democracy, but are really busy with robbery.

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