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[5] Note that in other states the company usually consists of men of the same age, where modesty is apt to be conspicuous by its absence from the board. But Lycurgus introduced mixed companies1 at Sparta, so that the experience of the elders might contribute largely to the education of the juniors.

1 Something appears to be lost after ἀνέμιξε. Schneider suggested ἀνέμιξε τὰς ἡλικίας ὥστε, “mixed the ages, so that.”

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