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Attalus and the Boeotians

The tyrant Nabis, leaving Timocrates of Pellene at
The cruelty of Apega, wife of Nabis.
Argos,—because he trusted him more than any one else and employed him in his most important undertakings,—returned to Sparta: and thence, after some few days, despatched his wife with instructions to go to Argos and raise money. On her arrival she far surpassed Nabis himself in cruelty. For she summoned women to her presence either privately or in families, and inflicted every kind of torture and violence upon them, until she had extorted from almost all of them, not only their gold ornaments, but also the most valuable parts of their clothing. . . .

In a speech of considerable length Attalus

B.C. 197. King Attalus before the assembled Boeotians. See Livy, 33, 2.
reminded them of the ancient valour of their ancestors. . . .

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