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1 This whole episode is based on Polybius, XXIII. (XXIV.) i. —iii. but with a good deal of rearrangement and with the postponement to the next Book of several items. By so doing Livy has improved the rhetorical quality of the passage at the expense of historical accuracy.
2 Livy has not mentioned the exile of any Lacedaemonians by the Achaeans, but it would be very strange if some had not been banished.
3 The victims of the massacre at Compasium: cf. xxxvi. 9 above and the note. In sect. 16 of that chapter Lycortas ruled this question out as unimportant, but the Lacedaemonians did not agree. Apparently the Romans did not decide either way, but see sect. 4 below.
4 B.C. 183
5 Livy has condensed and simplified the account of an affair which, according to Polybius, XXIII. (XXIV.) iv. was far from simple. Neither Livy nor Polybius is clear as to whether the first clause of the decree covered the second question of the Lacedaemonians as well as the first, or what action the Romans took on the Compasium affair.
6 He makes an exception of the Philopoemen episode.
7 Ct. XXXV. xl. 1.
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