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95. 'Men of Athens, there is not much time for exhortation, but to the brave a few words are as1 good as many; I am only going to remind, not to admonish you2. [2] Let no man think that because we are on foreign soil we are running into great danger without cause. Although in Boeotian territory we shall be fighting for our own. If we are victors, the Peloponnesians, deprived of the Boeotian cavalry, will never invade our land again, so that in one battle you win Boeotia and win at the same time for Attica a more complete freedom. [3] Meet them in a spirit worthy of the first city in Hellas—of that Athens which we are all proud to call our country; in a spirit too worthy of our fathers, who in times past under Myronides at Oenophyta overcame these very Boeotians and conquered their land.'

1 We are fighting not only to gain Boeotia, but for the safety and liberties of Athens We ought to have a spirit worthy of her, worthy of the victors at Oenophyta.

2 Cp. 4.17 med.; 4.126 init.; 5.69 fin.

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