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[4] 23. ἀρετήνfertility. When Greece was in the village stage, (1) the inhabitants of some districts grew (comparatively) wealthy, and as a consequence there were disputes between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’; (2) these fertile districts excited the cupidity of other clans.

25. μᾶλλον—more than communities whose land was not so fertile.

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