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Such is the pride of birth that belongs to the ancestors of these men throughout the ages. As for Courage and the other elements of virtue, I shrink from rehearsing the whole story, being on my guard for fear an untimely length shall attach to my speech ,1 but such facts as it is worth while even for those who are familiar with them to recall to mind and most profitable for the inexperienced to hear,2 events of great power to inspire and calling for no tedious length of speech, these I shall endeavor to rehearse in summary fashion.3

1 Another commonplace: Hyp. 4 expresses a similar fear.

2 Thuc. 2.36.4 may be compared.

3 Hyp. 5 ἐπὶ κεφαλαίου.

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