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[28] At that time, accordingly, he went from the public mess-room to his home and retired to rest; then he arose at dawn and kept watch, so that his father should not leave the house without his notice. But when he saw him going out, in the first place, if anyone among the citizens was present, he gave way to allow them to converse with Agesilaus, and again, if it was a1 stranger, he did the same, and again he even made way for any one of his attendants who wished to address him. Finally, when Agesilaus came back from the Eurotas2 and entered his house, Archidamus went away without even having approached him. On the next day also he acted in the very same way.

1 378 B.C.

2 The general gathering place of the Spartans was on the banks of the Eurotas.

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