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‘ [2] We are come, not to quarrel with our allies, but to do battle with our foes; not to heap praises on our fathers, but to show ourselves brave men in the service of Hellas. It is this contest which will show how much any city or captain or private soldier is worth to Hellas.’ On hearing this, the councillors and leaders declared for the Athenians, and assigned to them the other wing.

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