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During this period we fortified the Peiraeus and built the north wall; we added one hundred new triremes to our fleet; we also equipped three hundred cavalrymen and bought three hundred Scythians;1 and we held the democratic constitution unshaken.

But meanwhile men who were neither free by birth nor of fit character had intruded into our body politic, and finally we became involved in war again with the Lacedaemonians, this time because of the Aeginetans.2

1 A corps of bowmen, Scythian slaves, owned by the state and used as city police.

2 The war with Aegina ended before the above-mentioned truce began.

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