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[23] for the farther back into the past we go in our examination of both these titles to leadership, the farther behind shall we leave those who dispute our claims. For it is admitted that our city is the oldest1 and the greatest2 in the world and in the eyes of all men the most renowned. But noble as is the foundation of our claims, the following grounds give us even a clearer title to distinction:

1 See Isoc. 12.124 and Hdt. 7.161.

2 The same boast is made in Isoc. 10.35 and Isoc. 15.299.

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