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For our country was invaded by the Thracians, led by Eumolpus,1 son of Poseidon, who disputed the possession of Athens with Erechtheus, alleging, that Poseidon had appropriated the city before Athena; also by the Scythians, led by the Amazons,2 the offspring of Ares, who made the expedition to recover Hippolyte,3 since she had not only broken the laws which were established among them, but had become enamored of Theseus and followed him from her home to Athens and there lived with him as his consort;

1 See Isoc. 4.68; Isoc. 6.42; Isoc. 7.75.

2 See Isoc. 4.68.

3 A queen of the Amazons, who, according to one legend, being enamored of Theseus, deserted her own people and followed him to Athens. In one tradition she meets her death fighting against the Amazons, who came to recover her. Paus. 1.2.1.

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