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[22] and Meidias also followed along with him and urged him to give over the city of the Gergithians to him. And Dercylidas told him only that he would not fail to obtain any of his rights; and as he said this, he was approaching the gates of the city together with Meidias, and the army was following him in double file as though on a peaceful mission.

Now the men on the towers of Gergis, which were1 extremely high, did not throw their missiles because they saw Meidias with him; and when Dercylidas said: “Bid them open the gates, Meidias, so that you may lead the way and I may go with you to the temple and there sacrifice to Athena,” Meidias, although he shrank from opening the gates, nevertheless out of fear that he might be seized on the spot, gave the order to open them.

1 399 B.C.

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