[239b] deeming it their duty to fight in the cause of freedom alike with Greeks on behalf of Greeks and with barbarians on behalf of the whole of Greece. The story of how they repulsed Eumolpus1 and the Amazons,2 and still earlier invaders, when they marched upon our country, and how they defended the Argives against the Cadmeians3 and the Heracleidae against the Argives,4 is a story which our time is too short to relate as it deserves, and already their valor has been adequately celebrated in song by poets who have made it known throughout the world;
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