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Meanwhile the Corcyraeans were suffering so greatly from hunger that on account of the number of the deserters Mnasippus issued a proclamation directing that whoever deserted should be sold into slavery. And when they kept on deserting none the less, at last he even tried to drive them back with1 the scourge. Those in the city, however, would not admit the slaves within the wall again, and many died outside.

1 373 B.C.

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