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145. Thus spake Pericles. The Athenians, liking best of his advice, decreed as he would have them, answering the Lacedaemonians according to his direction, both in particulars as he had spoken and generally, ‘that they would do nothing on command, but were ready to answer their accusations upon equal terms by way of arbitrament.’ So the ambassadors went home, and after these there came no more.

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