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Bearing these facts in mind, you must not rashly commit yourselves to shameful terms, nor let it appear that you are more remiss in your deliberations about your country than about the rest of the world. Let me recall to your minds that formerly, if a single Lacedaemonian gave aid to one of our allied cities when it was pressed by siege, all men would concede that its deliverance was due to him. Now the older among you could name the greater number of these men, but I, too, can recount the most illustrious of them:

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  • Commentary references to this page (3):
    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Philoctetes, 291
    • E.C. Marchant, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 7, 7.3
    • Edward S. Forster, Isocrates Cyprian Orations, 48
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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.3.2
    • Basil L. Gildersleeve, Syntax of Classical Greek, The Particle ἄν
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