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I think, however, that I shall show still more clearly both the dishonor which we have suffered, and the advantage which the King has gained by putting the matter in this way: All the world which lies beneath the firmament being divided into two parts, the one called Asia, the other Europe, he has taken half of it by the Treaty, as if he were apportioning the earth with Zeus,1 and not making compacts with men.

1 Compare the boast of Xerxes in Hdt. 7.8.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Trachiniae, 100
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    • William Watson Goodwin, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb, Chapter VI
    • Basil L. Gildersleeve, Syntax of Classical Greek, The Article
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