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[517c] they were scarcely, if at all, superior to their successors; and that is the only business of a good citizen. But in providing ships and walls and arsenals, and various other things of the sort, I do grant you that they were cleverer than our leaders. Thus you and I are doing an absurd thing in this discussion: for during all the time that we have been debating we have never ceased circling round to the same point and misunderstanding each other. I at all events believe you have more than once admitted and decided that this management


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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 114
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    • Herbert Weir Smyth, A Greek Grammar for Colleges, THE CASES
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