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[3] When, accordingly, they now refused to tear down their walls, the Lacedaemonians called out the ban against them.

Now Agesilaus requested the state to relieve him of the command of this expedition, saying that the city of the Mantineans had rendered his father many services in the wars against Messene; Agesipolis, therefore, led forth the ban, even1 though his father, Pausanias,2 was on exceedingly friendly terms with the leaders of the popular party in Mantinea.

1 385 B.C.

2 Who was still living, though deposed and in exile.cp. III. v. 25.

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