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[4] μετρίᾳ—this may mean that the Dorians too for a time had worn the ‘Ionian’ dress; but more probably Thuc. in μετρίᾳ and ἐς τὸν νῦν τρόπον thought rather of the Athenians, and meant merely that the Spartans originated the ‘Dorian’ χιτών.

4. ἰσοδίαιτοι with πρὸς τοὺς πολλούς, τὰ μείζω, which is unusual for τὰ πλείω, is thought to refer to the fact that land was the sole form of wealth in early Sparta.

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