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τήν τε γὰρ κτλ—‘we have told you (c. 82, 3) that apprehension causes us to keep our empire in Greece, and (c. 82 ἀφικόμεθα . . ἀνανεώσει) that the same motive (viz. apprehension that Syracuse may obtain Sicily and then threaten our empire) has brought us to settle matters here,’ etc. γάρ—explains the reason for grounding the assertion (ἀποφαίνομεν) of identity of interests on the διαβολή of the Syracusans. ἥκειν—see crit. note. This without φαμέν is not an accurate reference to the statement with which the speech opened. But ξυμμαχίας ἀνανέωσις possibly implies what is here stated. ἀσφαλῶς—‘for our safety.’ δουλωσόμενοι—sc. τὰ ἐνθάδε.
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