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3 I see that you fear the number of the enemy. Yet (1)their fleet is only so large because you defeated them before; (2)they boast of their courage, but it is only a courage on land; (3) they go unwillingly to battle, for (4) they believe that your very disproportion shows your superiority. I will not, impossible, sail into the gulf, where the confined space would baffle your skill. Do you keep your presence of mind, for the maritime supremacy of then is at stake.
4 Or, 'For men who, like these Peloponnesians, are numerically superior to the enemy whom they face.'
5 Or, 'For men who, like these Peloponnesians, are numerically superior to the enemy whom they face.'
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