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[18] As for their pride, how could one describe it? For the deity, perhaps, has so ordered it that men's pride1 should increase with their power.

“We, then, men of Lacedaemon and of the allied states, report that such are the conditions there; it is for you to deliberate as to whether they seem to deserve attention. But you must understand this also, that the power which we have described as great is not yet hard to wrestle with. For such of the cities as share in the citizenship of Olynthus unwillingly, these, I say, will quickly fall away if they see any opposing force presenting itself;

1 383 B.C.

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