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[242c] and they were the first to be honored by the State and laid to rest in this tomb. Later on, when there was widespread war, and all the Greeks had marched against us and ravaged our country, most evilly requiting our city, and our men had defeated them by sea and had captured their Lacedaemonian leaders in Sphagia,1 although they had it in their power to destroy them, yet they spared their lives and gave them back

1 i.e. Sphacteria. These events took place in 425 B.C., the seventh year of the Peloponnesian War.

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