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[244a] of the war against the men at Eleusis.1 And the cause of all these actions was nothing else than that genuine kinship which produces, not in word only but in deed, a firm friendship founded on community of race. And of those who fell in this war also it is meet to make mention and to reconcile them by such means as we can under present conditions,—by prayer, that is, and by sacrifice,—praying for them to those that have them in their keeping, seeing that we ourselves also have been reconciled.

1 i.e. the oligarchical party at Athens who held sway for about eighteen months (404-403 B.C.) till ousted by the democrats under Thrasybulus.

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