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I - i pains to in- thus materially changed by proceedings which grafl with dually evolved themselves and followed one upon f tlie o t h e r without any preconcerted plan: she be" c a m e a n imperial or despot city, governing an aggregate of dependent subjects, all without their allies were gainers by own active concurrence, and in many cases doubttinuance of less contrary to their own sense of political right, her empire, jj. w a g n o j j^ely t n a j - faey s h ou ](i conspire unanimously to break up the confederacy, and discontinue the collection of contribution from each of the members: nor would it have been at all desirable that they should do so: for while Greece generally would have been a great loser by such a proceeding, the allies themselves w^ould have been the greatest losers of all, inasmuch as they would have been exposed without defence to the Persian and Phoenician fleets.

In this point of view it was an object of great public importance to render Athens imposing in the eyes both of the allies and 1 P l u t a r c h , Perikles s c. 1 1 . oi'0-a rrjs 7ToKea>s, TO niv drjfAov, TO 8' oXiyovs i' ] 2 l B Plutarch, Perikles, c. 12. aTa rrpbs avrw npbs TOVS iyKaXovvras evTOVS ftap/iapovs (KfWev ave\(o-8ai avrjprjKi I U ^ I K X ? ) ? , &c. Compare the speech of the Lesbians, and their complaints against Athens, at the moment of their revolt in the fourth year of the Peloponnesian war (Thucyd.

In the sixth year of that period occurred the formidable revolt of Samos. C. 440. That island appears to have been the most powsam°osOf erful of all the allies of Athens1—more powerful €ven tnan Chios or Lesbos, and standing on the same footing as the two latter; that is, paying no tribute-money,—a privilege when compared with the body of the allies,—but furnishing ships and men when called upon, and retaining, subject to this condition, its complete autonomy, its oligarchical government, its fortifications, and its military force.

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