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. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. 20 Men of Old Greece A pottery-seller had his little table full ofred and black vases. Come buy a Marathon vase, he called,painted with pictures of our gloriousbattle. And among those dozens of tables and cry-ing merchants walked the men of Athens.Their slaves followed with baskets andmoney-bags. Some were buying vegetablesand fruits and wines and meat and breadand cakes for dinner. Others were buyingclothes and sandals; others, vases, jewels,lamps, olive oil. So the baskets of the slaveswere filled. This sight delights my eyes, said a manwho stood talking

. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. 20 Men of Old Greece A pottery-seller had his little table full ofred and black vases. Come buy a Marathon vase, he called,painted with pictures of our gloriousbattle. And among those dozens of tables and cry-ing merchants walked the men of Athens.Their slaves followed with baskets andmoney-bags. Some were buying vegetablesand fruits and wines and meat and breadand cakes for dinner. Others were buyingclothes and sandals; others, vases, jewels,lamps, olive oil. So the baskets of the slaveswere filled. This sight delights my eyes, said a manwho stood talking Stock Photo
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. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. 20 Men of Old Greece A pottery-seller had his little table full ofred and black vases. Come buy a Marathon vase, he called,painted with pictures of our gloriousbattle. And among those dozens of tables and cry-ing merchants walked the men of Athens.Their slaves followed with baskets andmoney-bags. Some were buying vegetablesand fruits and wines and meat and breadand cakes for dinner. Others were buyingclothes and sandals; others, vases, jewels,lamps, olive oil. So the baskets of the slaveswere filled. This sight delights my eyes, said a manwho stood talking to friends. Peace isthe real glory of a land. We have drivenout the Persians; now we can rest. Rest? cried a man who had just comeup. Rest with no wall about Athens ?Rest with our port unfinished ? Rest withno ships to meet our foes on the sea ? Are Themistocles 121 the Persians driven out? Only driven backto make better j)lans. How long do youthink it will be before we see the water whitewith Persian sails and feel our land tremble. JUGS, DECOKMI I) HV ASK 1AIMKRS under Persian feet? Rest? There is notan hour to spare. Are the men of Athensmad to think of resting now ? We can restwhen Persia is dead. Oh,Themistocles raving again.laughedone of the men. You are a skeleton at thefeast, Themistocles. Three men cannot Men of Old Greece stand together anywhere in Athens withouthaving you come up and rave about thePersians and the work to be done. 6 A skeleton at the feast ? cried Themis-tocles. You need one. You have drunkthe wine of victory. It has made you drowsy.Must I frighten you to work ? The king ofPersia can get together enough soldiers tocover our land. And do you think he willnot do it ? Is he not ashamed of Marathon ?Will he not try to wipe out that disgrace?How can we win against him ? His weakestpoint is his navy. Persians are not sailors.He must borrow his ships and crews fromlands that he conquers. Those men willfight from fear of him. Can such men winagainst men wh

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