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Some time afterwards, finding that the Argives were enjoying the fruits of their land, that they had appropriated Corinth and were finding the war a pleasant occupation, he made an expedition against them. He first laid waste all their territory, then crossed to Corinth by the pass1 and captured the walls leading to Lechaeum. Having thus unbarred the gates of Peloponnese, he returned home for the festival of Hyacinthus2 and joined in singing the paean in honour of the god,3 taking the place assigned to him by the choirmaster.

1 The MSS. of Xen. Hell. 4.4.19 give κατὰ Τεγέαν in the corresponding passage; this is corrected to κατὰ Τενέαν “by way of Tenea,” which is probably the right reading here.

2 Celebrated annually at Amyclae, early in the summer.

3 Apollo, who had accidentally killed Hyacinthus.

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