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Then there is another argument that astonishes me; that if we make an alliance with the Arcadians and act upon it, our city will seem to be changing its policy and breaking faith. For to me, men of Athens, the exact opposite seems to be the case. How so? Because I do not think any one man would deny that Athens has saved the Lacedaemonians, and the Thebans before them, and the Euboeans recently,1 and has afterwards made alliance with them, having always one and the same object in view.

1 The references are to the battle of Mantinea (362), the alliance with Thebes against Sparta in 378, and the deliverance of Euboea from the Thebans in 357.

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