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[233] After him, Themistocles,1 placed at the head of our forces in the Persian War, counselled our ancestors to abandon the city2(and who could have persuaded them to do this but a man of surpassing eloquence?), and so advanced their circumstances that at the price of being homeless for a few days they became for a long period of time the masters of the Hellenes.

1 The commander of the Athenian fleet at the battle of Salamis.

2 See Isoc. 4.96; Isoc. 6.43.

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