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 who does not know, I say, that the Spartans, although untroubled by any evil or even by any prospect or fear of evil, advanced to such a pitch of greed that they were not satisfied to hold the supremacy by land, but were so greedy to obtain also the empire of the sea that at one and the same time they were inciting our allies to revolt, undertaking to liberate them from our power, and were negotiating with the Persian king a treaty of friendship and alliance,1 promising to give over to him all the Hellenes who dwelt on the Asiatic coast?
1 The Treaty of Miletus, 412 b.c. See Thuc. 8.18.