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[245e] And thus we found ourselves in the same position which had previously led to our military overthrow; but, by the help of God, we brought the war to a more favorable conclusion1 than on that occasion. For we still retained our ships, our walls, and our own colonies, when we ceased from the war,—so welcome to our enemies also was its cessation. Yet truly in this war also we suffered the loss of valiant men,—the men who had difficult ground to cope with at Corinth and treachery at Lechaeum2;

1 This refers to “the King's Peace” (or Peace of Antalcidas) of 387-386 B.C.

2 The Corinthian oligarchs were supported by the Spartans, against whom the Athenians fought in 393-392.

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