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[128] For although he ruled over the securest and greatest of kingdoms1 and in the exercise of this power had accomplished many excellent things both in war and in the administration of the state, he disdained all this and chose the glory which, in consequence of his labours and his struggles, would be remembered for all time in preference to the ease and felicity which, because of his royal power, were at his command for the term of his life.

1 Repeated from Isoc. 10.18.

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