For example, you know that the Rhodians, your near neighbours, enjoy freedom and
complete independence of action; however, in Rhodes even running within the City
limits is held not to be respectable, but, on the contrary, they even reprove strangers
for being careless in their walk. So it is with good reason that the Rhodians should
enjoy fair renown and universal honour. For since they are the first to show respect
to themselves and to refrain from any foolish act, it is with good reason, I believe,
that they have the respect of men in general and of their leaders as well.
Trad. anglaise : J.W. COHOON - H. Lamar CROSBY, Dio Chrysostom.
Vol. III. London, Heinemann, 1940