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[43] For they alone of those who dwelt outside of the Peloponnesus, although they saw that the strength of the barbarians was irresistible, did not think it honorable to consider the terms imposed upon them,1 but straightway chose to see their city ravaged rather than enslaved. Leaving their own country,2 and adopting Freedom as their fatherland, they shared the dangers of war with us, and wrought such a change in their fortunes that, after being deprived of their own possessions for but a few days, they became for many years masters of the rest of the world.3

1 These terms were to give earth and water, in token of submission, to the heralds of the Great King. Hdt. 7.133.

2 Cf. Isoc. 4.96.

3 Cf. Isoc. 4.72.

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