History of the Peloponnesian War, Volume 2

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W. Heinemann, 1920 - Greece

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Page 147 - ... which belongs to men who once have become engaged in factious rivalry. For those who emerged as party leaders in the several cities, by assuming on either side a fair-sounding name, the one using as its catch-word ' political equality for the masses under the law...
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