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[23] It was in consequence of all these things that the ephors and the assembly were angry, and they determined to bring the Eleans to their senses. Accordingly, they sent ambassadors to Elis and said that it seemed to the authorities of Lacedaemon to be just that they should leave their outlying towns independent. And when the Eleans replied that they would not do so, for the reason that they held the towns as prizes of war, the ephors called out the ban.1 And Agis, at the head of the army, made his entrance into the territory of Elis through Achaea, along the Larisus.

1 φρουρὰν φαίνειν was a Lacedaemonian phrase covering both the declaration of war and the mobilization of the army.

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    • A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1890), E´PHORI
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