By means of countless toils, conspicuous struggles, and glorious perils they made Greece free, while proving the supremacy of their native land: they commanded the sea for seventy years1 and saved their allies from faction,
1 From 476 B.C., when Athens became the head of the Delian League, to 405 B.C., when she was defeated at Aegospotami.
Lysias. Lysias with an English translation by W.R.M. Lamb, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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