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[705a] For the sea is, in very truth, “a right briny and bitter neighbor,”1 although there is sweetness in its proximity for the uses of daily life; for by filling the markets of the city with foreign merchandise and retail trading, and breeding in men's souls knavish and tricky ways, it renders the city faithless and loveless, not to itself only, but to the rest of the world as well. But in this respect

1 Quoted from Alcman.

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