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The Achaeans, however, thought that he had accomplished nothing because he had gained possession of no city, with or without its consent, and they begged him, even if he did nothing else, at least to stay long enough to prevent the Acarnanians from sowing their seed. He replied that what they were proposing was the opposite of the advantageous course. “For,” he said, “I shall again lead an expedition hither next summer; and the more these people sow, the more they will desire peace.”

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