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[63] And I can produce the city of the Spartans, which preserves with especial care its ancient traditions, as witness for the fact; for even to the present day at Therapne1 in Laconia the people offer holy and traditional sacrifices to them both, not as to heroes, but as to gods.

1 Just outside Sparta were the tombs of Menelaus and Helen (see Pausanias iii. 19.9) and their sanctuary (Herodotus vi. 61).

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