r by sea a polemarch and one regiment, and thus kept Thespiae garrisoned.
When the spring came, however, the ephors again377 B.C. called out the ban against Thebes and, just as before, requested Agesilaus to take command. Now since he held the same ve before even offering the sacrifice at the frontier and ordered him to occupy in advance the summit overlooking the road377 B.C. which leads over Cithaeron and to guard it until he himself arrived.
And when he had passed this point and arrived at Ply were drawn up and hurried toward the city on the run, by the road which leads to Potniae; for this was the safer route.377 B.C. And it really seemed that Agesilaus' expedient proved a clever one, for though he led his army directly away from the ene the riding is good foot-soldiers are quickly overtaken by horsemen.
Now when Agesilaus had arrived at Thespiae, finding377 B.C. that the citizens were involved in factional strife, and that those who said they were supporters of Lacedaemon wanted t