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[27] And they established that democratic form of government which so effectively trained the citizens in bravery that single-handed they conquered in battle1 the barbarians who had attacked all Greece and they won so great renown for justice that the Greeks voluntarily put in their hands the dominion of the sea; and they made Athens so great in her power and her other resources that those who allege that she is the capital of Greece2 and habitually apply to her similar exaggerated expressions appear to be speaking the truth.

1 Marathon, 490 B.C.

2 Cf. Isoc. 15.299.

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