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[5] For we see both the gravity of our dangers and their imminence on every side: you are aware that empire is for those who command the sea, that the King1 has control of the money, that the Greeks are in thrall to those who are able to spend it, that our master possesses many ships, and that the despot of Sicily2 has many also.

1 Artaxerxes II., who reigned 405-362 B.C.

2 Dionysius I of Syracuse, who reigned 405-367 B.C.

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