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For the Lacedaemonians were not satisfied with wronging these cities and men of this character, but treated in the same way those who had set out with them from the same country, joined with them in the same expedition, and shared with them the same perils1—I mean the Argives and the Messenians. For they determined to plunge these also into the very same misfortunes which had been visited upon their former victims.2 They did not cease laying siege to the Messenians until they had driven them from their territory, and with the same object they are even now making war upon the Argives.3

1 In the Trojan War.

2 The distinction—not altogether clear—is between the older and the later inhabitants.

3 For the conquest of Messene see Isoc. 6.26 ff. The Spartans and Argives were almost always at war. See Isoc. 5.51.

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    • William Watson Goodwin, Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb, Chapter IV
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