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[54] and, finally, they began war upon the Phocians,1 expecting that in a short time they would conquer their cities, occupy all the surrounding territory, and prevail over all the treasures at Delphi2 by the outlay of their own funds. But none of these hopes has been realized; instead of seizing the cities of the Phocians they have lost cities of their own;3 and now when they invade the enemy's territory they inflict less damage upon them than they suffer when they are retreating to their own country;

1 Ten years, 356-346 B.C. See Isoc. 5.50.

2 The Phocians met their expenses in the war from the rich treasures in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.

3 Orchomenus, Coroneia, Corsiae. Dio. Sic. 16.33-58.

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