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[320d] if they mean to get themselves known, you are in such a position now that people all the world over—bold though it be to say so—have their eyes fixed on one place only, and in that place upon you above all men. Seeing, then, that you have the eyes of all upon you, prepare yourself to play the part of that ancient worthy Lycurgus and of Cyrus1 and of all those others who have been famed hitherto for their excellence of character and of statesmanship; and that all the more because there are

1 For Lycurgus, the Spartan lawgiver, cf. Plat. L. 8.354b; for Cyrus cf. Plat. L. 2.311a, Plat. Laws 693d ff.

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