Such were the words of the Plataeans.The Thebans, afraid that the Lacedaemonians might be moved by what they had
heard, came forward and said that they too desired to address them, since
the Plataeans had, against their wish, been allowed to speak at length
instead of being confined to a simple answer to the question.Leave being granted, the Thebans spoke as follows:—
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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