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Θυρέαν—thus the Aeginetans would form a buffer between Laconia and Argolis. This region was a constant source of dispute between the two. οἰκεῖν ... νέμεσθαι— these limit ἔδοσαν and ‘denote occupation, not property.’ Bloomf. Cf. c. 30. σφῶν—emphatic. ‘We help you because you helped us.’ ὑπὸ τὸν σεισμὸν—about 464 B.C. Just after, the helots revolted, and the Messenians were expelled in consequence. See c. 25, 1. The Spartans now paid back Athens for placing the Messenians in Naupactus, Θυρεᾶτις—had been in the hands of Sparta since 495 B.C.
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