34.'If they say that we are their colony and that therefore you have no right to
receive us, they1 should be made to understand that all colonies honour their mother-city when
she treats them well, but are estranged from her by injustice.For colonists are not meant to be the servants but the equals of those who remain
And the injustice of their conduct to us is manifest:for we proposed an arbitration in the matter of Epidamnus, but they insisted on
prosecuting their quarrel by arms and would not hear of a legal trial2.
When you see how they treat us who are their own kinsmen, take warning: if they try
deception, do not be misled by them; and if they make a direct request of you,
refuse.For he passes through life most securely who has least reason to reproach himself
with complaisance to his enemies.
True, we are a colony of the Corinthians, but that is no reason why we
should be wronged by them.
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