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Furthermore, every mainland has either a projecting headland or an offshore island or some strait, so that it is possible for a naval power to put in there and to injure those who dwell on the land.1

1 Cf. Thuc. 1.142 for a similar idea. Some have seen in this passage an allusion to the Pylos affair. That is hardly necessary.

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