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Eh! by Zeus! you would not have put them to flight so easily if they had fed on the verses of Philocles.

It is clear to all the poor that tyranny has [465] attacked us sorely.

Proud emulator of Amynias, you, who only take pleasure in doing ill, see how you are preventing us from obeying the laws of the city;

you do not even seek a pretext or any plausible excuse, [470] but claim to rule alone.

Hold! A truce to all blows and brawling! Had we not better confer together and come to some understanding?

Confer with you, the people's foe! with you, a royalist [475] and accomplice of Brasidas, you with your woollen-fringed coat and your long beard?

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