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1300φασὶν ἀλλήλαις ξυνελθεῖν τὰς τριήρεις ἐς λόγον,
καὶ μίαν λέξαι τιν᾽ αὐτῶν ἥτις ἦν γεραιτέρα:
οὐδὲ πυνθάνεσθε ταῦτ᾽ παρθένοι τἀν τῇ πόλει;
φασὶν αἰτεῖσθαί τιν᾽ ἡμῶν ἑκατὸν ἐς Καρχηδόνα
ἄνδρα μοχθηρὸν πολίτην ὀξίνην Ὑπέρβολον:’
1305ταῖς δὲ δόξαι δεινὸν εἶναι τοῦτο κοὐκ ἀνασχετόν,
καί τιν᾽ εἰπεῖν ἥτις ἀνδρῶν ἆσσον οὐκ ἐληλύθει:
ἀποτρόπαἰ οὐ δῆτ᾽ ἐμοῦ γ᾽ ἄρξει ποτ᾽, ἀλλ᾽ ἐάν με χρῇ,
ὑπὸ τερηδόνων σαπεῖσ᾽ ἐνταῦθα καταγηράσομαι:’
οὐδὲ Ναυφάντης γε τῆς Ναύσωνος, οὐ δῆτ᾽ θεοί,
1310εἴπερ ἐκ πεύκης γε κἀγὼ καὶ ξύλων ἐπηγνύμην.
ἢν δ᾽ ἀρέσκῃ ταῦτ᾽ Ἀθηναίοις, καθῆσθαί μοι δοκεῖ
ἐς τὸ Θησεῖον πλεούσαις 'πὶ τῶν σεμνῶν θεῶν.
οὐ γὰρ ἡμῶν γε στρατηγῶν ἐγχανεῖται τῇ πόλει:
ἀλλὰ πλείτω χωρὶς αὐτὸς ἐς κόρακας, εἰ βούλεται,
1315τὰς σκάφας, ἐν αἷς ἐπώλει τοὺς λύχνους, καθελκύσας.’

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    • T. G. Tucker, Commentary on Thucydides: Book 8, 8.73
    • J. Adam, A. M. Adam, Commentary on Plato, Protagoras, CHAPTER IX
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