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[94] for, while the Lacedaemonians did not scruple to commit such wrongs both against the benefactors of Hellas and against their own kinsmen,1 our ancestors, on the other hand, gave the surviving Messenians a home in Naupactus2 and adopted the Plataeans who had escaped with their lives as Athenian citizens and shared with them all the privileges which they themselves enjoyed.3 So that if we had nothing else to say about these two cities, it is easy to judge from these instances what was the character of each and which of the two laid waste more and greater cities.

1 Fellow-Dorians.

2 On the Corinthian gulf. For this event see Thuc. 1.103

3 See Isoc. 4, note.

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