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[55] By means of countless toils, conspicuous struggles, and glorious perils they made Greece free, while proving the supremacy of their native land: they commanded the sea for seventy years1 and saved their allies from faction,

1 From 476 B.C., when Athens became the head of the Delian League, to 405 B.C., when she was defeated at Aegospotami.

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