[240e] I, therefore, affirm that those men were the begetters not merely of our bodies but of our freedom also, and the freedom of all the dwellers in this continent; for it was the example of that exploit of theirs which fired the Greeks with courage to risk the later battles in the cause of salvation, learning their lesson from the men of Marathon. To them, therefore, we award in this our speech the first prize for valor, and the second to those who fought and won the sea-fights off Salamis
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