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 About four years after Hipparchus's death the state of affairs in the city was so bad that he set about fortifying Munychia,1 with the intention of moving his establishment there. While engaged in this he was driven out by the king of Sparta, Cleomenes, as oracles were constantly being given to the Spartans to put down the tyranny, for the following reason.
1 A hill above the sea S. of the city, commanding Peiraeus and the two other harbors.