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97. Ath. 'Why, they do not doubt that both of them have a good deal to say for themselves on1 the score of justice, but they think that states like yours are left free because they are able to defend themselves, and that we do not attack them because we dare not. So that your subjection will give us an increase of security, as well as an extension of empire. For we are masters of the sea, and you who are islanders, and insignificant islanders too, must not be allowed to escape us.'

1 You are talking about justice again. We say that we cannot allow freedom to insignificant islanders.

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    • W. Walter Merry, James Riddell, D. B. Monro, Commentary on the Odyssey (1886), 2.251
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