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[694a] in contrast to their present condition. Shall we expound the reasons for this?

By all means—that is if we mean to complete the task we have set ourselves.

Let us attend then. When the Persians, under Cyrus, maintained the due balance between slavery and freedom, they became, first of all, free themselves, and, after that, masters of many others. For when the rulers gave a share of freedom to their subjects and advanced them to a position of equality, the soldiers were more friendly

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