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[3] When many were admiring the force got together by Leosthenes, and were asking Phocion what he thought of the city's preparations, ‘They are good,’ said he, ‘for the short course;1 but it is the long course which I fear in the war, since the city has no other moneys, or ships, or men-at-arms.’

1 The short course in the foot-races was straight away, the length of the stadium; the long course was ten times back and forth.

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