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“Men of Athens, as regards your complaints against us for having voted for harsh measures toward you at the conclusion of the war,1 your complaints are not justified; for it was not the state which voted for those measures, but only the one individual who proposed them, a man who chanced at that time to have a seat in the assembly of the allies. But when the Lacedaemonians summoned us to the attack upon Piraeus, then the whole state voted not to join them in the campaign.2 Therefore, since it is chiefly on your account that the Lacedaemonians are angry with us, we think it is fair that you should aid our state.

1 Cp. II. ii. 19.

2 Cp. II. iv. 30.

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