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Now you will realize that it is not becoming in you to disregard any of these cities if you will review their conduct in relation to your ancestors; for you will find that each one of them is to be credited with great friendship and important services to your house: Argos is the land of your fathers,1 and is entitled to as much consideration at your hands as are your own ancestors; the Thebans honor the founder2 of your race, both by processionals and by sacrifices,3 beyond all the other gods;

1 Perdiccas I., the founder of the Argive dynasty in Macedonia, was, according to Hdt. 8.137, a descendant of the Argive hero Temenus. See also Hdt. 5.22 and Grote, Hist. iii. p. 432.

2 Heracles. See General Introd. p. xli.

3 At the “Festival of Heracles.” Xen. Hell. 6.4.7; Dio. Sic. 15.53.

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